'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sequels Reportedly Already in Development
This coming weekend is likely going to be a steamy one as Fifty Shades of Grey heads to theaters just in time for Valentine's Day. And as fans are eager to check out the erotic romance based on the book of the same name from E.L. James, it sounds like Universal is already keen on getting the sequels together for the big screen as well. For those who don't know, there are two more books in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. According to MTV, at an early screening of the film for fans last week, they were told sequels are coming. However, since we haven't heard this officially, they may not be greenlit.
But considering the fan event had the film's stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in attendance with director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James, we're pretty sure that they know something that we don't. It's a forgone conclusion that Fifty Shades of Grey is probably going to make some serious bank this weekend, so it wouldn't be surprising if the sequels ended up getting made too. But from what I understand from some female friends who have read the books, the sequels don't really seem to lend themselves to the big screen very well, and the material for a good story just isn't there. Thoughts?