To some people (mostly men) the news that a Sex and the City sequel has been green-lit will be the worst news in a long time. For others (mostly women) it’ll be the most exciting thing that they write in their diaries for 2010.
So ladies and gentlemen prepared to be…ahem…Carried away again.
So just why did it take so long for a sequel to be given the go-ahead when the original grossed $415 million worldwide?
I’m going to say the reason is money.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis were all keen to make the first film after the series ended five years ago – but Cattrall held out for script approval and a salary equal to Parker’s.
Now, it took four years to reach agreement over that so nine months seems like a walk in the park. However, what is really odd is that although the film is fast tracked for a 2010 release there isn’t even a script yet!
You have to wonder what Patrick Michael King has been doing since the first film started rolling in the Benjamin’s.
Sex and the City has permeated popular culture and I honestly believe that the show (along with Ally McBeal) helped make a lot of women a little crazy. It made their lives, work and relationships seem banal by the standards of Carrie et al, and therefore created an army of shoe-loving overly talkative women ready to discuss their own private Mr Big.
I know that sounds like a huge generalization (and it probably is) – but admit it, you know at least one woman like that! Having said that there are a few good women out there who are standing firm and refusing to fall for the single girl shenanigans.
Heck, I could be wrong – but I don’t think that I am – but the film He’s Just Not That Into You (which opened wide this weekend) is a line taken directly from an episode of the Sex and the City series. Now, that shows how important the series has become to the chick flick contingent.
More news on Sex and the City if the casting gets interesting.