Michael De Luca has signed a first look deal with Universal that will span three years. The deal is set to spawn upcoming productions from De Luca. The producer formerly worked for Sony and was originally hired by Amy Pascal. With Pascal stepping down, De Luca pursued the popular 50 Shades series for Universal. The massive success of the film has led to this deal. De Luca is set to produce the upcoming entries in the 50 Shades series, as well as a number of other projects for the studio.
In response to his deal with Universal, De Luca responded,
Donna Langley is not only completely brilliant and inspired in her job but one of the best human beings I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. She is truly one of my best friends in the world and I am beyond excited to work with her, Peter Cramer, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Josh Goldstine and her whole Universal team on this next phase of our collaborations.”
Lou Chase | Staff Writer