While we all knew it was going to happen, now we know when.
Sex and the City 2 has been given a release date of May 28, 2010, almost two years to the day after the last one which went on to gross $415 million worldwide on a $65 million budget. No budgets have been announced for the second film yet, but all four of the main stars – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon – as well as series creator/writer/director, Michael Patrick King, have been signed. No word yet on Chris “Mr. Big” Noth, but he has been talking about the film here and there, so it’s safe to assume he will be returning also.
As for what the sequel is about… I’m guessing sex… and the city. Kidding aside, some rumors are floating around, but nothing concrete at this time. One of the ones getting the most play is that a large chunk of the story takes place in London, but I find that a bit difficult to believe as New York City is considered the fifth main character of the series. Never mind that the report has a large typo in it:
“The sequel will include key scenes of Carrie Bradshaw and her husband Big in London, possibly shooting this winter for six weeks.
“Big loses a lot of money and takes a job in London, living alone in a one-bedroom apartment without the five-star luxuries he is used to. Big gets really low and ends up in bed with another woman. He tells carry [sic] everything and she flies out to confront him. After she leaves him she discovers she is pregnant.”
Carry? Sorry, but if you can’t even be bothered to spell the main character’s name correct, I find it hard to trust you as a source.
As for what the actors want to see, well, they seem to be of different minds. Chris Noth is thinking that it is time for Carrie and Big to have babies, although Sarah Jessica Parker kind of shot down that idea in the press junket before the last film. Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda, wants to see the four women go off on a madcap adventure somewhere. Um… if this ends up being called Sex and the City: On the Road To Morocco, there may be problems.
Filming will probably start around September if they follow a similar schedule to the last one.