FIFTY SHADES DARKER AND FREED FILMING TOGETHER ANNOUNCED
It has now been confirmed with The Wrap first breaking the news and later communicated through Twitter by E. L. James, that the last two movies of the trilogy will be filmed simultaneously. The release dates for the movies has not been changed and is February 10, 2017 for Darker and Freed to open the following year February 9, 2018. It may prove to be a short post production schedule for Darker, depending on when filming wraps up in Vancouver BC. Filming the two movie together is a bit uncommon but was last done with the two Twilight Breaking Dawn 1 and 2 movies. Those were unique because of the filming being done not only in Vancouver BC, but also in Louisiana and in the Caribbean. Unless they decide to take Freed to Europe for the honeymoon, I would assume all filming will be done in the Vancouver BC area. It could last between 4–6 months.
Now that Niall Leonard, E. L James husband, has been working on and supposedly completed the scripts it looks to be picking up speed towards filming. James Foley is set to direct both movies and it is rumored that Nelson Coates will serve as Production Designer. He recently worked on The Secret In Their Eyes which was just released starring Julie Roberts. It looks like filming will begin as soon as Jamie Dornan completes filming with The Fall which could be around February. I am sure pre production work with locations, casting, set designs, costumes and more is now begun. I can’t wait to see what the new productions will look like and if many changes/additions will be made with the current set designs. I think the fans are ready for any news that comes out and hopefully it will continue.