Books & Review | Jessica Durham
Updated: Aug 27, 2012 12:30 PM EDT

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"Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy

E.L. James has high hopes for her increasingly popular "Fifty Shades" trilogy.

According to Fifty Shades Source, James took to Twitter to tell her fans how she felt how Universal Pictures should handle the three steamy novels.

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On August 25 a fan asked James, "Is the film going to be a combination of all books wrapped up?" Within minutes the author responded by stating, "Three films hopefully :)."

The "Fifty Shades" trilogy ("Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker," "Fifty Shades Freed"), written by the bestselling author, tells the story of 22-year-old recent college grad Anastasia Steele, who enters into a dominant/submissive sexual relationship with 27-year old sexy billionaire Christian Grey, and both explore Christian's world of BDSM while trying to understand their complicated relationship.

Breaking up the novels into three films is exciting news for fans. The story of Ana and Christian is very detailed and involved, and it would be too disappointing if the three juicy books were packed into one two-hour or longer film.

Universal Pictures would have to brace themselves for maybe a fourth movie as well.

There is a rumor going around that James is going to release a fourth "Fifty Shades" book.

First reported by Fifty Shades Film, a special edition publication dedicated to all things "Fifty Shades" will appear on newsstands this week and reveal exciting news for fans.

Just when we thought Ana and Christian's journey came to a close, they might continue their sex-crazed, love relationship.

Ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com reported that a rep was speaking to gathered "Fifty Shades" fans. He then whispered to some fans that "something exciting" is going to happen and there will be a fourth "Fifty Shades" novel, something that the rep said she just "threw it to her publisher." He also revealed he read the first five pages.

In other "Fifty Shades" news, "Fifty Shades" producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca recently did an interview with CNBC's Squawk Box about the hotly anticipated movie.

In the interview, co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the team if the erotic book would need to be R-rated, according to FiftyShadesFilm.

"That's correct. The challenge is similar to adapting from any medium. We're going to treat this like adapting from Ben's [Mezrich] books or any books or adapting from a play or comic book or magazine article," De Luca said. "Anything that's not film, you get into a process of adaptation, and we're just going to kind of bring the same criteria to the adaptation of this. Obviously with this, when you're dealing with something that's found such incredible mainstream success, you want to preserve everything that's wonderful about it. The success of this has certainly been breathtaking, and we're going to honor that in our quest for the perfect adaptation."

No word on the casting yet. Brunetti and De Luca repeatedly tell fans via Twitter that there needs to be a screenwriter and director first before casting the key roles of Ana and Christian.

Vote HERE to vote for Anastasia Steele!

Click HERE to see who are this week's frontrunners for Ana and Christian.

Laters, baby.

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