One of the early box office hits this year was Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey, which took in over $500 million worldwide, and set the pace for the studio's record-breaking year. Unfortunately for fans of this movie, and the E.L. James novel it's based on, the sequel Fifty Shades Darker won't be hitting theaters until February 2017, but Open Road Films has a new movie that could help to fill the void, Fifty Shades of Black. The studio is helping fans kick off 2016 in the right way, with a video featuring New Year's Resolutions from Christian Black (Marlon Wayans).
These resolutions include "Become a Better Person," "Be More Generous," "Drink Less Alcohol," "Eat Healthier," "Explore New Cultures" and "Always Be Prepared." Along with these resolutions, we also get some new footage from this spoof comedy, featuring Marlon Wayans and his co-stars Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Affion Crockett. While this movie is obviously a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, this footage also shows that they poke fun of Magic Mike as well.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Jane Seymour, Fred Willard, Andrew Bachelor, Kate Lang Johnson, Tina Grimm and Marissa D'Onofrio. Along with starring in the comedy, Marlon Wayans also co-wrote the script with Rick Alvarez, who he has collaborated with on Little Man, Dance Flick, A Haunted House and last year's A Haunted House 2.
Michael Tiddes, who directed Dance Flick, A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2, returns to the helm for this spoof, which is set to hit theaters nationwide on January 29. The comedy will be going up against a number of high-profile projects, Disney's The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine, Jane Got a Gun starring Natalie Portman and the animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3. Whether or not Fifty Shades of Black can hold its own at the box office remains to be seen.
Marlon Wayans' last spoof, A Haunted House 2, only earned $23 million worldwide last year, but it was produced for just $4 million. Given the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, it's possible that some fans could give Fifty Shades of Black a shot, while they wait for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to return to the big screen next year. Take a look at these humorous New Year's Resolutions from Fifty Shades of Black, before it hits theaters next month.