Marlon Wayans, the comedic force behind horror film spoofs “Scary Movie,” “Scary Movie 2” and “A Haunted House,” will tackle the romance genre next with "Fifty Shades of Black," his own version of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Wayans confirmed the movie’s production via Twitter on Thursday.
Check it out! Just announced my next movie FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK coming soon...… https://t.co/8Z7I8cCzjv
â€” marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) May 7, 2015
Production of the film will begin shortly, and Wayans will co-write the project with Rick Alvarez, who he's teamed up with previously on “A Haunted House” and comedy film “White Chicks.” The 42-year-old will also star in the parody, which comes as no surprise to fans. Wayans regularly acts in his own movies, including 2004’s “White Chicks.” The comedy is set for a 2016 release date.
“Fifty Shades of Black” will be financed by IM Global, a subsidiary company of Mumbai-based Reliance ADA, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will be introduced to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins next week.
‘We're excited to be back in business with IM Global doing our comedic remix of this movie,” Wayans said. “Sex and comedy go hand-in-hand and I'm looking forward to having fun with this project. It’s amazing when a film of this caliber comes along begging to be made fun of. I’m really happy to be doing what I love with people I love to do it with. That double entendre was intentional."
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is the first film in a trilogy based on a series of novels by British author E.L. James. The movie version hit theaters on Feb. 14 this year and pulled in $596 million worldwide. It is currently the third highest-grossing film of 2015 and fourth highest-grossing romantic film of all time. A second film, "Fifty Shades Darker," is scheduled for a 2017 release date. The third and final film, "Fifty Shades Freed," will reach theaters in 2018.
Check out the first poster for "Fifty Shades of Black" below:
— Archer (@BeardedCoquet) May 8, 2015