Universal Studios makes a surprising decision for the second and third part of ?Fifty Shades of Grey? and has decided to shoot sequels ?Fifty Shades Darker? and ?Fifty Shades Freed? back-to-back with director James Foley leading the charge. And with pre-production currently on-going and production that?s set to start in early 2016, we?ll be getting a taste of the sequels a lot quicker than we thought.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are set to return in the sequel as lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Together with the lead couple are producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside the main author E.L. James and scriptwriter Niall Leonard.
According to Screenrant, despite a lot of negative remarks from critics and moviegoers, supportive fans of the book made sure to keep the movie rolling, with a worldwide box office take of $570 million. Earlier reports also suggested that ?Fifty Shades Darker? would be delayed and move at a later date but issues from Universal Pictures have been resolved and their wasting no time to take the sequel to every theaters.
?Given how much potential profit Universal has riding on these films, it stands to reason that the studio would opt to secure the same creative team for back-toback productions rather than risk continual delays in between installments,? Screenrant?s Robert Yaniz Jr. reported.
?After all, the loss of the first film?s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, was largely attributed to creative conflict with James during the film,? he added. ?So if Universal has compiled a group that can work well together, it makes smart business sense to finish the trilogy as soon as possible.?
And just in time for Valentine?s Day, people going on their first date will definitely have an exciting experience to look forward to once the film releases. ?Fifty Shades Darker? is set to release on Feb. 10, 2017 with ?Fifty Shades Freed? following on Feb. 8, 2018.
What?s your thought on the sequels? Are they going to be better than the first ?Fifty Shades? movie? Share your thoughts on the comment section below.