On Tuesday, Universal Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, is still entranced by Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan and will also have to deal with the women who came before her.
The new teaser lasts just a minute and 58 seconds and includes a new cover of “Crazy In Love” by Miguel. We see Christian’s attempts at getting Anastasia back and it looks like he’s successful. She asks for no secrets, but that might be a dangerous idea.
Darker will hit theaters on February 10, 2017, almost two years exactly after Fifty Shades of Grey hit theaters. In that time, the franchise saw a chance in the creative team. Writer Kelly Marcel and director Sam Taylor-Johnson both decided to leave and were replaced by Niall Leonard and James Foley, respectively.
Leonard is the husband of E.L. James, the novelist behind the Fifty Shades phenomenon, and Foley is best known for directing Glengarry Glen Ross !992) and episodes of House of Cards. Universal made sure to sign Foley for Fifty Shades Freed, which was filmed at the same time as Darker.
In addition to Johnson and Dornan, Darker‘s cast also includes Kim Basinger, Tyler Hoechlin, Bella Heathcote, Hugh Dancy, Max Martini, Luke Grimes and Marcia Gay Harden.
By the way, Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters on February 9, 2018.