“Fifty Shades Darker” is due to begin filming in Vancouver Tuesday and in honor of the big day, author E.L. James gave her fans a little surprise.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” creator posted a shot of the sequel's script on social media during the early morning hours of Feb. 16. The image shows a sneak peek at the title page of the movie’s script. It also includes a couple of lines from her 2012 erotica book of the same name. “I wake, with a start,” reads the passage. “Today, I went her back.” The post has since received 14,900 likes on Instagram.
The Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council production list revealed last month that “Fifty Shades Darker” will begin shooting in Vancouver Feb. 16. The shoot is scheduled to last through July 12. As previously reported, the final two films in the romance trilogy, which includes an adaptation of James’ “Fifty Shades Freed,” will shoot back-to-back. Prior to production, various filming locations have been leaked. The Hollywood Reporter has also stated that the film will shoot scenes in Paris within the first half of the year.
“Fifty Shades Darker” will pick up where 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” blockbuster left off. Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) will attempt to win back his submissive Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). New characters from the books will be introduced in the feature, including Chrisitian’s former BDSM partner Elena Lincoln/Mrs. Robinson (Kim Basinger), Christian’s ex submissive Leila Williams (Bella Heathcote), and Ana’a new boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson).
“Fifty Shades Darker” premieres in February 2017. “Fifty Shades Freed” will debut in theaters in February 2018.