Fifty Shades Darker just dropped its first trailer and sexually-unsatisfied-housewives all over the globe let out a moan of excitement. While it’s predecessor managed to receive massive amounts of criticism for blatantly blurring the lines between BDSM and abuse, I’m sure this second instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy by British author E.L James will once more come with its fair share of controversy.
Fifty Shades Darker virtually picks up where the 2015 film left viewers shocked that Ana had gone and dumped Christian because of what viewers thought was self respect. As it turns out the overbearing, controlling, dark and moody Christian hasn’t gotten over her and so the chase begins yet again. This time he interferes with her job while one of his ex-girlfriends also starts stalking her. Oh the drama.
The trailer doesn’t ooze with a great deal of unadulterated sex and bondage as you’d expect, but Miguel’s take on “Crazy in Love” is definitely a hit maker.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.
Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.
So who’s ready for another load?