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ZAYN and Taylor Swift, I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

The musicians co-star in Fifty Shades Darker promo music video, with VFX and grade by MPC LA

On January 27, 2017, Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift surprise-dropped a promotional music video for their hit single, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.” The video was created in anticipation of Fifty Shades Darker, the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel film with visual effects by MPC Film. Inspired by the feature film, the music video is composed of dark, moody hues and sizzling glances from the two superstars.

MPC LA colorist Ricky Gausis and 2D Lead Cynthia Lee were excited to collaborate with Universal Studios, Republic Records and Anonymous Content’s acclaimed director Grant Singer on the project. Singer’s MANIA short film for The Weeknd was another favorite collaboration of MPC LA.

Gausis’ recent work spans from viral music videos like Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side” and Calvin Harris’ “My Way” to the entire first season of Donald Glover’s award-winning series, Atlanta.

Lee is a Lead Flame Artist whose work includes music videos for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Katy Perry and Amy Winehouse; campaigns for HTC, Nokia and Bet365; and commercials for Agent Provocateur, Avon and Adidas – many of which have gone viral.

Fifty Shades Darker premieres on February 14. Until then, fans can glimpse into the movie’s glamour and drama through the video below.




Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik


'I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)'


Grant Singer


Saul Germaine

Executive Producers

Nina Soriano, Hannah Turnbull-Walter, Denna Cartamkhoob

Production Company

Anonymous Content x Somesuch


Republic Records

Film Studio

Universal Studios


Steve Annis


Final Cut LA


Ari Tomasettig

Assistant Editor

BettyJo Moore

Executive Producer, Editorial

Suzy Ramirez

Editorial Producer

Cara Seo




Ricky Gausis

Executive Producer, Color

Meghan Lang


Rebecca Boorsma

Associate Producer

Elyse Robinson



Executive Producer, VFX

Elexis Stearn


Jamie Loudon

Flame Lead

Cynthia Lee

VFX Team

Fabrizio Ghiso, Gustavo Bellon, Joshua Pena, David Anger