After the success of "" movie series, major studios are fighting over the rights to turn "Fifty Shades of Grey", a story that started out as a fan fiction of the Stephenie Meyer novels, into a movie in hopes to score big when it hits the big screen. Those who get in the middle of the bidding wars include Universal, Sony, Paramount and Warner Brothers. HBO, however, is rumored to have refused to join the pitch.
Inspired by teen romance between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, the story was written by British writer E. L. James, mother of two who works as a TV executive. Described as "a mommy porn," it revolves around a dominant/submissive relationship between a billionaire named Christian Grey and a naive college student named Anastasia Steele.