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Big news for Fifty Shades of Grey fans… the sequel is going virtual. Yes, the new film will involve virtual reality and therefore things could get really, well, shady.

According to Fifty Shades Darker director, James Foley, the upcoming film, which is based on the second novel in E.L. James’ book series, will feature virtual reality technology in the way of their marketing materials for the movie.

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It’s obviously intriguing news, so he continued to explain.

While new technology sounds great, all we can think about is the awkward situations that will become even more awkward on screen when they are way more hi-tech. The potential sexual overdrive, won’t however be ready for the actual movie scenes just yet. In fact, they might not even be ready by the third movie, Fifty Shades Freed, which hits theaters in 2018. It will be ready for marketing purposes, but not the actual filming.

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Despite the changes to Foley’s approach to filmmaking and working on the next two Fifty Shades films, the director reassured Deadline that he will still be basing his hiring process on a human level, not on a technical one.

Okay, so maybe Fifty Shades Darker won’t be going totally digital, but we are intrigued to see what aspects of the marking go full-on VR. Thank goodness the movie hits theaters on February 10, 2017, so we don’t have to wait too long to see what the production company has up its sleeves.

If there are VR elements within the film, we’re hoping they’re not all in the bedroom, because, let’s be honest, that might be way too close for comfort.