‘Fifty Shades Darker’ And ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ To Be Filmed In Unison, Resumes Filming in 2016

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ And ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ To Be Filmed In Unison, Resumes Filming in 2016
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After the tremendous success of E.L. James’ novel trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” first movie adaptation, fans have been awaiting for “Fifty Shades Darker” to release on screens.


However, due to the absence of a director this year, the sequel experienced delay in filming. However, after the original cast for lead characters effectuated their contracts to participate in the two other installments of the franchise, production for book two and three will start filming this coming 2016.

As reported by Daily Mail, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the lead actress and actor in the movies, have confirmed their contracts to reprise their roles earlier this year. Following their singing was the confirmation of the production’s director to be filled by James Foley.

This year, “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson refused to instill his talents for the two remaining installments of the franchise due to misunderstandings between the book’s author’s perceptions of what the succeeding movies ought to portray. Because of Johnson’s bowing out, the production of the two films was delayed.

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However, shortly thereafter, director of the hit 1996 film “Fear,” James Foley, committed to filling the role of director for “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” Filming for the two remaining installments of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise will start early on next year.

To refrain from causing more delay on productions, Foley decided to film the two installments simultaneously. In fact, Screen Rant reported that Universal, the production company behind the franchise, has completed the production talents the movie will need as early as this year.

The two installments will be written by E.L. James’ husband, Niall Leonard, screenplay will be formulated by Kelly Marcel.

“Fifty Shades Darker” will hit the screens this coming February 10, 2017 while “Fifty Shades Freed” will be released a year after on February 9, 2018.