A few hours ago it was announced that Universal has decided to delay the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey, and around the same time the first pics of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson that were taken for the movie arrived, via EW.
The movie was due for release August 2014, however Universal has now announced it’ll be coming February 13th, 2015 instead – it’ll certainly make a different sort of Valentine’s movie. The reason for the delay is due to the ever shrinking production schedule. Things were already tight before Charlie Hunnam left the lead role of Christian Grey, causing a rush to find a replacement. That meant a delay in the shoot, and even less time to get it ready.
It also moves Fifty Shades away from the heavy competition of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy and the 2014 Soccer World Cup. Instead it’ll get a prime President’s Day weekend debut in the US.
The new pics are pretty nice too, although there’s little hint of the BDSM the book is famous for.