Wanted: Film maestro comfortable with giving direction to Jamie Dornan’s impressive chest hair
The most unsurprising movie news of the day is that Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to helm either of its two planned sequels. Despite raking in a record-breaking $558 million at the global box office, speculation surrounding the reported turbulent relationship between Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James has been floating around for some time. The Nowhere Boy helmswoman appeared to confirm suspicions earlier this year, revealing in an interview that the pair had “proper on-set ‘barneys‘” over the direction of the film.
There has been a lot of reports as to the creative power James holds over the film, and there has been talk of her hoping to pen the script for the sequel following the news Oscar-winning screenwriter Kelly Marcel will not be returning to the project. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are both expected to reprise their roles in Fifty Shades Darker, which is expected to hit our screens in 2017.
If you’re one of the five people on the planet who aren’t aware of what happens in the S&M blockbuster, here’s a Lego-based clip that’ll fill you (no pun intended) in:
Read Film Trance’s review of Fifty Shades of Grey here.