Michael De Luca Signs 3-Year Universal Deal, Producing Fifty Shades of Grey …
April 11, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Universal Pictures currently announced that a studio has entered into a three-year, initial demeanour prolongation agreement with Academy Award nominated writer Michael De Luca. In his lapse to eccentric producing, De Luca will resume his purpose as writer of a blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy among other projects he will move to Universal. The proclamation was done by Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley.
“Mike is one of a many gifted producers in Hollywood today,” pronounced Langley. “His artistic instincts and low attention relations will be a superb element to a studio. Mike has been an implausible crony and coach to me for many years and I’m anxious to have him on a Lot with us.”
“I feel impossibly beholden and respected to be returning to a Universal family and build on a smashing prolongation practice I’ve already enjoyed there,” pronounced De Luca. “Donna Langley is not usually totally shining and desirous in her pursuit though one of a best tellurian beings I’ve ever had a payoff of knowing. She is truly one of my best friends in a universe and we am over vehement to work with her, Peter Cramer, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Josh Goldstine and her whole Universal group on this subsequent proviso of a collaborations.”
De Luca many recently served as President of Production for Columbia Pictures where he oversaw a line-up that enclosed a arriving films Pixels and Grimsby, as good as a Ron Howard film Inferno, a studio’s reconstitute with MGM of The Magnificent Seven, and Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters. He is also credited with bringing in such high form projects as Passengers, with Morten Tyldum directing Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, as good as The 75 with Yann Demange directing and The Gray Man with Joe and Anthony Russo adapting. Prior to that, De Luca had a prolongation understanding with Columbia given 2004, during that he constructed several successful projects including a Academy Award-nominated Captain Phillips, a Oscar-nominated Moneyball and a Academy Award-winning The Social Network.
De Luca served as DreamWorks’ Head of Production from 2001 to 2004, overseeing a live-action multiplication and a prolongation of such films as Old School and Anchorman. Earlier in his career, he spent 7 years as President and COO of New Line Productions where he worked on successful franchises including Friday, Blade, Austin Powers and Rush Hour.