“Fifty Shades Darker” won’t be hitting theaters until February 2017. However, devoted fans of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise can get a sneak-peek look at scenes from the forthcoming film before the anticipated premiere.
On Tuesday, E.L. James, author of the best-selling erotic romance novels, shared a few images from the Vancouver set of the sequel.
“Make it rain,” James captioned the romantic Instagram image of rain pouring down onto the fictional streets of Seattle, which is where the plot takes place.
According to the storyline of the sequel, three days after ending her relationship with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) begins her job at Seattle Independent Publishing (SIP). She is hired at the company as a personal assistant to publishing house’s editor, Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), who will play a major role in the “Fifty Shades Darker” plot. In the novel, the villainous and troubled editor attempts to blackmail and assault Anastasia when he finds her personal emails to Christian.
But to bring that eye-widening drama that to life requires a large team, which James notes in another Instagram image.
“It takes a village,” she captioned a photo of the poncho-sporting cast and crew hard at work on the set of “Fifty Shades Darker.” As the film crew works below, a cherry blossom tree hangs over them, teasing the location of the scene being filmed.
According to YVRShoots, the cherry blossom scene takes place in downtown Vancouver near Hornby Plaza, which is where Seattle Independent Press has been speculated to be located. In a video taken by an onlooker, viewers can see Johnson’s character strutting past the pink-covered trees while wearing a camel-colored coat.
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“Fifty Shades Darker” premieres in theaters Feb. 10, 2017 with “Freed” following in 2018.