Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise have been dying to get a scoop on its second installment, Fifty Shades Darker, since only the release date, an updated cast, and a brief sneak peek on what to expect were the only things revealed.
However, seems like fans could get a hold of how production is going to be now that it has been revealed that filming for the upcoming movie will be set in Paris for its first six months on set.
Fifty Shades Darker cast members were said to be the same as the first installment. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will retain their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, while a new cast member was revealed this month – Kim Basinger, who will play Elena Lincoln, or Mrs. Robinson, according to Steele in the books.
However, another reveal has been made by productions: the cast of Fifty Shades Darker are going to Paris for its first six months this year, as revealed by films officials, according to Hollywood Reporter.
This is a controversial issue, considering that the November terrorist attacks in Paris. However, despite the mishap, deputy director of the Ile-de-France Film Commission, Stephanie Martinet, revealed that no major projects – in this case, filming – were cancelled or postponed after the event.
She said, “The first week after the terror attack, shooting froze, but one week later it started up again,” said Melanie Chebance, the producers’ liaison for Film France. She added, “There is an increased security level for everyone, but film shoots are proceeding as usual.”
In other news, Movie Plot reports that the shift in tone for the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy will be apparent in Fifty Shades Darker. During an interview with Access Hollywood, Johnson revealed, “The story is sort of like a thriller now, and it gets kind of scary… it’s awesome. [The sex scenes] involve a lot of specific movement, choreography, which is really interesting to me… It doesn’t ever get easy. It’s not like I’m like, ‘Let’s do this!'”
Catch Fifty Shades Darker in theaters on February 2017.