Ready for fifty shades of VR? James Foley, director of Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, said that virtual reality will be incorporated into the marketing for the latest movie sequel. The question is, how far into the fantasy do you want to fall?
Foley confirmed the experience during a VR on the Lot conversation in California. “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,” he said (via Deadline).
“My own personal instinct is that cinema is going to move to VR because it’s an extension of the visual language,” he added. “For myself, watching the material they generated expanded my brain.”
According to UploadVR, he described the VR project as featuring a lot of “action.” If you know anything about the films based on the erotic book series by E.L. James, you can probably figure out what that means.
Fifty Shades Darker continues the story of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). While Ana wants a shot at a normal relationship with Christian — one without whips and blindfolds — figures from her lover’s past emerge and threaten their stability. Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote, and Eric Johnson also star.
The film will be released on Feb. 10.