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“Fifty Shades Darker” trailer features a few haunting figures

Universal Pictures released another trailer for “Fifty Shades Darker,” which is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will once again return to the franchise to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. “Fifty Shades Darker” is the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” novels.

The first installment to the franchise grossed over $560 million globally back in 2015. The previous film opened over Valentine’s Day weekend, and since it did so well, the studio will release the second installment over a similar release-window.

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, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar winner Kim Basinger, 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 novel by James. Fans can watch the second-trailer below, or on Universal’s official Youtube channel.

The film stars Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote with Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden. Fans can set a reminder to catch the film this winter, the project will most likely rule the box-office on opening weekend, though it will have some strong competition moving into the back-half of the month.