You’ve seen the teaser. Now watch the trailer. Here is our first, er, extended look at Fifty Shades Darker, the second adaptation of E L James’ mommy porn trilogy. “I want you back,” the billionaire Christian Grey sighs as his relationship with young Anastasia Steele has gone cold. “I had no idea what this was going to become.” But she says, “I don’t know how this can work.” How will our heroes ever get back together?
Well, there’s a meeting, which leads to a meeting, which leads to fireworks. Literally. There’s mutual ogling, helicopters and yachts, a masquerade ball and more than a little lovin’. And the primal dance is all set to Miguel covering Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.” Cue the Valentine’s weekend crowds for the sequel starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
Co-stars Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford Max Martini and Marcia Gay Harden are back from the half-billion-dollar Fifty Shades of Grey, coupled with newcomers Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Kim Basinger and Bella Heathcote. James Foley directs from Niall Leonard’s script. Universal opens Fifty Shades Darker on February 10. Check out the full trailer — complete with gratuitous moaning at the end, then mop your brow and let us know what you think.