Universal released another teaser from the highly-anticipated sequel “Fifty Shades Darker,” which is set to premiere in theaters in just a few short weeks.
This is the second promotional video released for the film, the original trailer was released back in September and already has over 15M views on Youtube. This new installment picks-up as Christian Grey tries to get Ana Steele back into his life. Steele will only agree to come back to Grey if they can agree on a new arrangement, and a new set of rules. The studio teased the film stating, “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.”
Returning to the film are Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, they will be reprising their roles as Ana Steele and Christian Grey respectively. Also appearing in the new film are Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes and Rita Ora. Other stars include Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote with Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden.
The new installment was directed by James Foley, the original film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi served as producers on the project. The original opened on Valentine’s Day in 2015, grossing $85M for the studio and only opening against “Kingsman: The Secret Service” from FOX. The film went on to make over $166M domestically, and over $404M in foreign-markets.
The books have turned into quite a brand, with “Fifty Shades” wine being sold on sites like Amazon.com, along with the unrated version of the first film, and a dozen different editions of the popular series the film is based on. Universal is hoping that just as many fans turnout for the sequel. You can watch the new trailer below, or on the official YouTube page.
“Fifty Shades Darker” will release in theaters on February 10, 2017.