ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 10

The latest film news and previews from ODEON... Fifty Shades Darker Did You Know? The scre enplay for Fifty Shades Dar ker by Niall Leon was written ard, husban of book auth d or who, incide E. L. James, ntally, is no w rumoured to be £40 million. worth Wow! Preparing to dominate the box office once again... A little bit of history for you first... E. L. James’ ‘erotic’ romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey was only published as an ebook in 2011 and yet – to date – has sold more than 125 million copies, making it one of the most successful books of all time. During those six years, it’s also been translated into an incredible 52 languages, adapted for the silver screen (where it generated a staggering £451 million at the worldwide box office), and spawned two PHOTO: © 2016 Universal Studios 10 FEB further – equally popular and equally lucrative – books. This February sees an adaptation of the first of those sequels, Fifty Shades Darker, arriving in cinemas. With Jamie Dornan (Paul Spector on TV’s The Fall) and Dakota Johnson (How to Be Single) both reprising their roles, the plot sees the ‘relatively’ innocent Anastasia Steele (Ana for short) attempting to move on from her ‘liaison’ with Christian Grey, the enigmatic billionaire who took her virginity in the first film. Ana was unable to cope with Christian’s unusual bedtime habits, but now he wants her back and he’s prepared to change his ways – and preferences – to make this happen. But this is a man with a lot of baggage (including several unstable former ‘girlfriends’) as Ana is about to discover. Can the would-be soulmates make this thoroughly modern love affair work? We’re about to find out in this sexy, sophisticated and oh-so-steamy sequel. Mr. Grey will see you now... Fifty Shades Darker TBC Released 10 February Director James Foley Starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Ehle, Hugh Dancy, Marcia Gay Harden ///FILM GOSSIP/// 10 odeon.co.uk • Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine will star in the 2018 fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time