There’s a new trailer out for “Fifty Shades Freed,” Universal Pictures’ third installment to the popular “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise. Universal Pictures released the first trailer back in September, and now that we are a few weeks closer to a release date, the second official-trailer has hit the internet.
Once again, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will star in the adaptation, but they will be joined a short-list of new faces. Fans will have to wait until February to see the movie in theaters, which is the same time of year that the previous installments were released. This third project was directed by James Foley, who also directed the sequel “Fifty Shades Darker”. The original film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who did not return to direct any of the other films.
The films are based on the best-selling series by E.L. James, you can pick-up the trilogy on the cheap before the film catches up in the story. As you can imagine, many prefer the novel over the films ($19 at Amazon). Niall Leonard wrote the screenplay for this installment, which also features Tyler Hoechlin, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, and Arielle Kebbel.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” films have been going strong since 2015. The first “Fifty Shades of Grey” released on Valentine’s Day weekend with an $85M opening across 3,646 locations. ‘Fifty Shades 1’ then went on to make over $166M domestically, and over $571M worldwide. “Fifty Shades Darker” failed to open at number-one in 2017, despite making over $46M opening weekend. Warner Bros. Pictures took the top-spot that weekend with “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which became a franchise favorite and runaway hit for the next few weeks. Adult audiences were also split that weekend due to the release of “John Wick: Chapter Two” by Lionsgate. Despite the crowded box-office and the mixed reviews, the sequel did manage to gross over $114M for the studio domestically, and over $378M worldwide.
If you are a fan of the films you can watch the new trailer below, thanks to a quick upload to YouTube from Universal Pictures. If you missed the first-trailer, you can catch that here.
If you need to set a reminder, “Fifty Shades Freed” will hit theaters domestically on February 9, 2018. The film will open against Sony’s “Peter Rabbit” film, just one week before Marvel’s “Black Panther” dominates the box-office.