Things are getting steamier and steamier in “Fifty Shades Darker” as there are talks going around that the people behind the movie are planning to make a virtual reality version of the film.
“Fifty Shades Darker” seems to notice that virtual reality is gaining more ground and becoming more popular with the new technology being developed to refine and enhance it. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is one of the first to utilize the technology. In fact, “Fifty Shades Darker” director James Foley said that it is using virtual reality in its marketing material.
“Yeah, there’s marketing materials for behind-the-scenes [of Fifty Shades Darker], where after we finished shooting for the day, the actors would stay over and VR people would re-create a facsimile of the scene,” Foley told the audience during the “VR on the Lot” discussion at Paramount.
In an interview with Deadline, Foley said that his instinct tells him that movies are heading towards the direction of VR because “it is an extension of the visual language.” He also added that watching materials in VR technology have stimulated and expanded his brain.
He continued that the VR technology is moving fast comparing it to a train leaving the station soon and moving at a very fast speed. Therefore, he suggested that cinema needs to be reinvented in order to keep up with the pace of the train.
Adapted from the bestselling book series of E.L. James, “Fifty Shades Darker” follows the story of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as he teaches him to explore her sexuality. The film is set for release in February 2017. To complete the trilogy, “Fifty Shades Freed” will be the next installment set for release in 2018. The first film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and made $571 million worldwide.
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