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Anything can happen during filmmaking and sometimes the results can be tragic. Thankfully this is not the case for the cast and crew of the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, who were filming in Nice, France hours before a truck drove through the celebrations of Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people and injuring 120 others. The attack caught everyone by surprise and though the city is still recovering, the show must go on. The production won't be delayed any further and filming has resumed.

According to Entertainment Weekly, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were spotted at a medieval castle in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, which is located near Nice. The pair were reportedly dressed for vacation and could be seen filming sensual scenes, such as cuddling on lounge chairs, giving each other massages, and riding on jet skis. Production resumed days after the Thursday attack on Nice.

Reportedly the production for the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, was filming near the site of the attack on Thursday, but wrapped shooting hours before the truck arrived. One of the producers of the film, Dana Brunetti, took to Facebook to let worried fans and family know that everyone on the cast and crew was safe and accounted for.

From production: "Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. Everyone...

Posted by Dana Brunetti on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Filming is underway for both sequels to 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty Shades Darker will continue the story of Anastasia and Christian and their tumultuous romance. Christian will have to wrestle with his inner demons while Anastasia contends with the anger and envy of the women who have come before her. The plot for the third movie in the series, Fifty Shades Freed, is still unknown but the film will serve as the final installment and end the story of Anastasia and Christian.

The sequels already had a troubled start before the Nice attack. Despite doing well at the box office, there didn't seem to be a strong desire from anyone involved in the film to return for the sequel. Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of Fifty Shades of Grey, opted to drop out of a sequel and her many arguments with the author of the book over creative decisions were highly publicized. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were also criticized for lacking chemistry, but it didn't stop the two from demanded a huge pay raise for future sequels. There was even a brief rumor that Dornan wasn't going to return due to personal issues, but it seems that was all worked out.

Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley and is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017.

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