Open Road Films is throwing its weight behind “Fifty Shades of Black,” a parody, of course, of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Scheduled to shoot this Summer in Los Angeles, the spoof reunites bankable funny man Marlon Wayans with director Michael Tiddes, whose “A Haunted House” franchise was also backed by Open Road.
What should we expect from this film? Well, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its ridiculous and kinky and cold-souled sex scenarios screamed parody from the start when the film arrived on Valentine’s Day this year. Its spoof-ability was all but baked into E.L. James’ novel, which was about as sexy as a car crash.
Wayans and crew should have a blast eviscerating this property. He penned the “Fifty Shades” spoof with his longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. The project was shopped on the Cannes market and, according to Deadline, almost went to The Weinstein Company.
“Fifty Shades of Black” opens wide on January 29, 2016. Later this year, Open Road releases Sundance winner “Dope” and Oliver Stone’s yet-to-be-titled Edward Snowden biopic in the Fall.