Universal Pictures has unveiled the first trailer preview for Fifty Shades Darker, the highly-anticipated sequel to last year's blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey. The full trailer will be unveiled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, but in the meantime, we do get the first teaser poster. This brief first look footage gives us a glimpse at Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as they continue their torrid affair.
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 Universal Pictures' 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. They 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. Universal has set a February 10, 2017 release date for Fifty Shades Darker, which will go up against Warner Bros.' The LEGO Batman Movie and Lionsgate's John Wick Chapter Two.
We reported in November that both Fifty Shades Darker and its sequel Fifty Shades Freed will be shot back-to-back. Universal has already issued a February 9, 2018 release date for Fifty Shades Freed, putting that up against 20th Century Fox's Predator reboot and an untitled Warner Animation Group project. Take a look at the trailer preview and poster for Fifty Shades Darker, and check back tomorrow for the full trailer.