'Fifty Shades of Grey' First Footage Revealed
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
March 25, 2014
Universal has finally unveiled the first footage from the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
During Universal's presentation at CinemaCon Tuesday in Las Vegas, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley debuted the footage, which according to The Hollywood Reporter, included the scenes of the main characters Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) meeting for the first time in his office. More glimpses of scenes lifted straight from the book were also unveiled, including the couple's meetings in a coffee shop and a hardware store -- immediately recognizable moments for the book's fans.
According to THR, the footage from the film, out next Valentine's Day, appeared to be "more romantic than sexual" – though there was a brief glimpse of Johnson wearing a black blindfold in a red room.
But the first Fifty Shades of Grey footage wasn't the only thing that had people buzzing at CinemaCon – Universal also gave attendees an extended look at Fast 7, starring the late Paul Walker. The first scene reportedly showed Walker and many of the main characters sitting in cars that are then dropped out of an airplane, sending them parachuting to the ground.