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Image Source: Everett Collection Just when we thought the Fifty Shades of Grey fervor was nearing an end with the franchise's third film, Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James swooped in to add another new layer to her Bdsm love story. On Nov. 28, James is set to release Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, a retelling of her original 2011 novel, only from Christian's perspective instead of from its heroine Anastasia Steele's (similar to her 2015 book Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian). "The inside of Christian Grey's head is a daunting place to be," James said in a press release sent out by her publisher. "In Grey, we got the first glimpse of what makes Christian tick, but in Darker, we go deeper, into his most painful memories and the encounters that made him the damaged, demanding man Ana falls in love with. Writing this novel has been a journey of discovery, »
- Quinn Keaney
In his new role, Brody will join Holly Bario in overseeing the company’s team of creative executives and will guide films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners. Bario has risen through the ranks of Amblin since coming aboard in 2008. The pair will report to Chairman and CEO Steven Spielberg and Co-ceo Jeff Small.
Previously, Brody worked at Alex Kurtzman’s production company Secret Hideout, where he executive produced “The Mummy,” a re-imagining of the classic horror film starring Tom Cruise that stumbled at the box office. He was previously the president of production at Focus Features, where he scored with the adaptation of E.L. James’ best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” and helped acquire and produced “Kill the Messenger,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” which won Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
- Brent Lang
The final chapter of the Fifty Shades saga arrives in cinemas next year. Fifty Shades Freed completes the trilogy with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.
Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s 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.
Two posters have been released to promote the upcoming movie, while an early teaser trailer also hit the web earlier yesterday.
Check out the teaser trailer below. Fifty Shades Freed arrives in cinemas on Valentine’s Day 2018.
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- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Sep 11, 2017
Fifty Shades Freed will complete the Fifty Shades movie trilogy next February. Here's the trailer...
Whilst the Fifty Shades bubble has hardly burst, it was notable that the box office take for this year’s Fifty Shades Darker was notably down on that for Fifty Shades Of Grey. Maybe there’s a limit to how much people want to watch reasonably dull films peppering with rumpy pumpy and spanky hanky panky.
Still, there’s one more to go, and next February, we get Fifty Shades Freed. It’ll star Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan once again, with James Foley directing. Niall Leonard has penned the screenplay, based on the novel by E L James.
The first trailer and poster for the film have just been released, and we’ve got them both here. Here’s the trailer…
And here’s the poster…
Fifty Shades Freed lands in »
Universal has released the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed, which is the third and final installment of the series. The three movies are all based off of author E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and it's finally coming to a close on Valentine's Day 2018, for better or for worse. The new teaser, not to be confused with the 18-second post-credit that played after Fifty Shades Darker, steps up the melodrama a notch even further than the previous 2 installments, which didn't seem possible, but it appears that they've pulled off the unthinkable here.
The new teaser for Fifty Shades Freed comes to us via the official Fifty Shades YouTube channel and begins with the marriage between Anastasia and Christian Jamie Dornan) and quickly goes into flashes of sex, guns, violence, wealth, honeymoon, abs, bikinis, a knife to the throat, and some dialogue. There's a lot packed into the 1-minute long clip, »
The first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed has arrived, along with the first poster for the upcoming concluding chapter of the Fifty Shades trilogy. As you might have expected, the big notes in the minute-plus teaser are the wedding of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson), risqué sex scenes, and a vague sense of violence and danger. [caption id="attachment_608995" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Universal/Focus Features[/caption] Fans of the E.L. James books that spawned this franchise will no doubt be able to pick up on more story in the … »
- Chris Cabin
Universal has released the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final installment of the adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. The trailer continues the franchise’s S&M-lite relationship between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), but with this movie, it seems to go all-in with the melodramatic thrills and sanitized bondage action. The teaser begins with the marriage between Anastasia and Christian… »
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a kidnapping?
The trailer opens with a voiceover of Christian delivering his wedding vows (“all that I have is now yours”) as Anastasia gets dressed for the big day. Scenes from their picturesque honeymoon are then intercut with the erotic drama’s signature images of S&M and foreplay. Things turn deadly as we see Christian wielding a weapon, Anastasia firing a gun, and the heroine being accosted with a knife by her former boss, Jack Hyde.
The full trailer will debut in November, while the movie hits theaters on Valentine’s Day 2018.
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- Maane Khatchatourian
The final chapter begins in this first teaser trailer for Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed, which will be with us on February 9th, 2018. Behind the camera, director James Foley and Niall Leonard – husband to Fifty Shades author E.L. James – are now very much the driving forces behind the studio’s cinematic series, which despite being mauled by critics repeatedly, continues to rake in healthy box office profits.
But all of that will come to an end soon, as Freed will close the book on Christian and Anastasia’s story. Following the events of Fifty Shades Darker, the couple are now married, but all is not perfect, as Ana’s “threatened when her former boss, Jack Hyde, swears revenge for being fired from Sip. Elena also returns to haunt Christian and makes their lives a lot more troublesome.”
As for this first trailer, given that it’s really just a teaser, »
- Matt Joseph
(Aotn) There’s something about some of Marlon Wayans’ career choices this decade that could understandably be seen as “frustrating.” The youngest of the Wayans brothers has demonstrated a great knack for physical comedy (the first two entries in the Scary Movie franchise and even the goofy yet riotous White Chicks) and an equally impressive potential as a serious actor (his dramatic turn in Requiem for a Dream), but his latest – the declining Haunted House movies and the abysmal Fifty Shades of Black, which actually managed to make the series it’s spoofing look like Last Tango in Paris by comparison – are a an embarrassing nose dive in comedic standard. Enter Michael Tiddes’ Naked, not the 1993 Cannes winner by Mike Leigh, Netflix’s latest comedic offering and a breath of stale air that actually manages to find a hint of freshness and showcase some of the good qualities of Mr. »
- William Coffey
After a fantastic opening weekend and even better follow-up (where it only fell 45%), Wonder Woman was finally knocked off the top of the Us box office this weekend by Cars 3. However it wasn’t all bad news. The movie earned another $40 million and its worldwide total is now $571 million. It’s currently the second biggest movie to be directed by a woman, and will easily pass Mamma Mia‘s $606 million next week. Read more here.
Fifty Shades Of On-set Bust Ups
Given that Sam Taylor-Johnson didn’t return for this year’s woeful Fifty Shades Darker, it should come as no surprise that the director has spoken out issues she had on-set of Fifty Shades of Grey with creator E.L. James. “With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again? Of course I wouldn’t. I’d be mad,” she told The Sunday Times. It »
- Luke Owen
It may have been a huge hit at the box office, but director Sam Taylor-Johnson has revealed to The Sunday Times that she regrets taking on Fifty Shades of Grey, mainly due to her on-set conflicts with author E.L. James.
“With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again? Of course I wouldn’t. I’d be mad. It was a struggle and there were lots of onset tête-à-têtes, with me trying to bat it into the [right] place. I like everyone — and I get really confused when they don’t like me. I was so confused by E.L. James. I don’t understand when I can’t navigate a person, when there’s no synergy.”
Taylor-Johnson also spoke to THR about her struggles with James, adding that: “Two different creative visions. Her vision versus mine, and they were polar opposite. Every scene was fought over. It was tough. »
- Gary Collinson
Now that she’s liberated herself from the bonds of the “Fifty Shades” franchise, Sam Taylor-Johnson is free to speak her mind. Despite originally being attached to the sequels as well as the first film, she departed the series after directing last year’s adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” — which she now says she regrets making.
“With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again?” she said during an interview with the Sunday Times. “Of course I wouldn’t.”
“I’d be mad [to do it again],” she continues. “It was a struggle and there were lots of onset tête-à-têtes, with me trying to bat it into the [right] place. I like everyone — and I get really confused when they don’t like me. I was so confused by E.L. James. I don’t understand when »
- Michael Nordine
Sam Taylor-Johnson may have broken box office records with “Fifty Shades of Grey”, but according to the director, she barely survived filming. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor-Johnson reflects on shooting the 2015 erotic film, and the “uphill” battle she had with “Fifty Shades” author, E.L. James. Related: Sam Taylor-Johnson Won’t Return to […] »
- Brent Furdyk
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor-Johnson reflects on shooting the 2015 erotic film, and the "uphill" battle she had with Fifty Shades author, E.L. James.
Related: Sam Taylor-Johnson Won’t Return to Direct 'Fifty Shades' Sequel
"Two different creative visions," Taylor-Johnson recalled of working with James, whose real name is Erika Mitchell. "Her vision versus mine, and they were polar opposite."
"Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar," she explained. "Her thing was, 'This is what the fans expect.' I'd be like, 'Well, let's try and hit those marks but create a new universe at the same time.'"
Fifty Shades of Grey became the second-highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, behind 2008's Mamma Mia!, and though »
Initially attracted to the project as a sort of “dysfunctional fairy tale,” Taylor-Johnson recently told U.K.’s The Sunday Times that her vision for the film was at odds with the book’s author, E.L. James.
“With the benefit of hindsight, would I go through Fifty Shades of Grey again? Of course I wouldn’t. I’d be mad,” she admitted.
James’s contract with the studio allowed her an unusual level of creative control, and despite her best efforts, Taylor-Johnson »
- Mike Miller
It doesn't matter what you think of the movies, Fifty Shades, like Transformers, has become a critic-proof franchise. But there are those who don't like it and wish it hadn't happened. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson is one of them. Yes, if she had it her way, Taylor-Johnson says she wouldn't do Fifty Shades of Grey over again.
The director recently spoke with The Sunday Times about all manner of things, including marriage, cancer and her work on Fifty Shades of Grey. Despite the movie being a financial success, Sam Taylor-Johnson is far from happy with the end result and, it turns out her and author E.L. James were butting heads a lot on set. Here's what she had to say about it.
"With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again? Of course I wouldn't. I'd be mad. It was a struggle and there were lots of onset tête-à-têtes, »
The film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey, released in 2015, was certainly a commercial success, although its critical reviews left a lot to be desired. Its impressive box office haul was hardly a surprise, however, since the series of source novels, written by E.L. James, had been a literary phenomenon for some time before. The film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson has often hinted at the experience of making the movie as being negative in nature, though, and now that she’s busy promoting her latest project, some more details on those issues have emerged.
Talking to The Sunday Times, Taylor-Johnson made clear that if she could go back in time, she would have steered clear of the project altogether, because she and the author of the books constantly clashed.
“With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again? Of course I wouldn’t. I’d be mad. It »
- Sarah Myles
When a movie is a smash hit it doesn’t necessarily mean it was because everything came together perfectly. Such was the case with the sexy drama, Fifty Shades Of Grey. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson proves she has no trouble shooting explicit sex acts, and instead the difficulty came from working with the book’s author – E.L. James. During a profile piece for THR to promote her... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
There is no love lost between Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed the Fifty Shades of Grey film, and E.L. James, who penned the book and created the franchise. The director did not direct this year's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. In recent interviews, recalled her and James' friction over the original film. "Two different creative visions," Taylor-Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter in comments posted Friday. "Her vision versus mine, and they were polar opposite. Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar. Her thing was, 'This is what the fans expect.' I'd be like, 'Well, let's try and hit »
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