So that Fifty Shades of Grey movie came out. It made a ton of money. We’re getting sequels. You know the deal.
You might’ve also heard that the original film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, won’t be returning and is being replaced by James Foley. Foley has a solid resumÃ©, helming various episodes of acclaimed TV series like House of Cards, Hannibal, and Wayward Pines, as well as films like Glengarry Glen Ross and Confidence.
One of the sequel’s stars, Dakota Johnson, chatted with Empire a bit about what it’s been like to see someone new come in and take over.
“Itâ€™s quite exciting. There was a moment of being afraid, because I didnâ€™t know what it was going to be like. I had an experience with Sam and then that all went away. Now Iâ€™m excited. I think James is a talented filmmaker. How often do you get to reconvene with the same people and have a different spin?”
When asked if she’s met the new director yet, or if she’s seen a difference in the way he’s approaching the material, Johnson would only say, “I have [met him]. Youâ€™ll just have to see when the movie comes out…“
Fifty Shades Darker is slated for a February 10, 2017 release.