The “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel will be written by E.L.
James’ husband, Niall Leonard.
Does this mean the “Fifty Shades Of Grey follow-up will explore the Christian Grey point of view?
This year’s Fifty Shades Of Grey movie pulled in half a billion dollars at the box office.
But Universal Pictures stalled on moving on the second book of E.L.
James’ trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker.
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who was supposed to direct Fifty Shades of Grey film trilogy, quit amid reports that she and E.L.
James were at odds over creative control.
In February, Variety reported that Fifty Shades Darker was delayed because James wanted to write the screenplay.
Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel is out.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are already attached to reprise their roles.
Rita Ora is reportedly in talks to reprise her role as Christian Grey’s sister.
“Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” will mark Niall Leonard’s first major studio film project.
James’ husband has written scripts for British television shows like “Wild at Heart,” “Wire in the Blood” and “Monarch Of The Glen.” Niall also directed the 1994 TV series “The Tomorrow People.” Leonard also reportedly did uncredited script work on the Fifty Shades Of Grey screenplay.
Fifty Shades Darker will probably hit theaters in 2017.
No release date or production start date has been set.
Sources say production is likely to begin in the first quarter of 2016.