'Fifty Shades' Is Getting the Virtual Reality Treatment

Well, this sounds...intense.

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(Image credit: Universal Pictures)

Well, we all probably should have seen this coming: Fifty Shades Darker is going to be more than just a movie. It's also going to be a virtual reality experience, apparently.

According to DeadlineFifty Shades Darker director James Foley has confirmed that virtual reality technology is being used to create marketing materials for the upcoming film.

"Yeah, there's marketing materials for behind-the scenes [of], 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 at a VR event on the Paramount Pictures lot.

That tease was all Foley gave the audience, so we'll just have to wait until closer to the film's February 10 release to find out exactly how deep into Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's world the VR experience will take fans.

In the meantime, we'll have to settle for watching the trailer again.

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