‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Formally Splits From Franchise
March 26, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
EXCLUSIVE: Sam Taylor-Johnson has done central what many suspected. She will not lapse for a second installment of a film authorization instrumentation of E L James’ best-selling Fifty Shades Of Grey book trilogy for Universal.
In an disdainful matter to Deadline, Taylor-Johnson said: “Directing Fifty Shades Of Grey has been an heated and implausible tour for that we am hugely grateful. we have Universal to appreciate for that. we fake tighten and durability relations with a cast, producers and organisation and many especially, with Dakota and Jamie. While we will not be returning to approach a sequels, we wish zero though success to whosoever takes on a sparkling hurdles of films dual and three.”
This means Universal will need to find a new filmmaker to take over, after a initial installment of a trilogy already has grossed some-more than a half-billion dollars during a worldwide box office. There is no word on a deputy helmer for Part II of a amorous intrigue series. Jamie Dornan will be behind as billionaire Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson will lapse as Anastasia Steele. Each is underneath choice deals for a subsequent films.
It’s no tip that Taylor-Johnson was on a blockade about returning given clashes over artistic controls hold by James that were rare for a first-time author. James used them to make certain a film would greatfully her book fans (100 million copies sold, after all), and Taylor-Johnson bristled over being creatively handcuffed, heading to speculation she wouldn’t return.
The film blending by Kelly Marcel was expelled over Valentine’s Day weekend and finished adult behaving good to aver a sequel. It has grossed a sum of $163M to date, pulling a worldwide box bureau take to $558M and cementing a studio’s authorization hopes. The subjugation excavation recently surpassed Ted and King Kong to turn a studio’s eighth-highest-grossing film worldwide.