There was some dispute over whether the Sex and the City movie released last May was any good or not, but no one can deny that it surpassed box-office expectations--$152 million domestically wowed studios. That kind of coin obviously means a sequel is in the works--and that was confirmed today.
After months of back-and-forth courtship, it finally looks as though Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda will finally be getting it on in movie theaters.
HBO's popular injection of estrogen Sex and the City will be headed to the Cineplex, reports Variety. The television show, which bowed out in 2004, will be brought to the big screen by New Line Cinema.
All four of the show's stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, are signed on to reprise their roles as the men-swapping New York sexual socialites. Sex executive producer Michael Patrick King will handle both writing and directing duties.
A movie based on the show has been rumored for years now, with Parker recently confirming that those behind the dramedy were still pushing a big-screen adaptation. Variety says Cattrall was at the center of the delay, with disagreements on salary and creative control. However ...Read more
For the legions of Sex in the City fans out there, the last few years have been tough. The HBO hit ended after six seasons in 2004, leaving its diehard Cosmopolitan-sipping viewers with no new avenue to get relationship advice or fashion sense.
A follow-up movie based on the four New York women has been rumored for some time now, with Kim Cattrall in December telling Star magazine that the project was still on. However, since then, mum has been the word on the project...until now.
The show's lead, Sarah Jessica Parker, made an appearance on Entertainment Tonight to promote her fashion line, but did drop a few details on the possible Sex and the City movie.
"As far as I know people creatively are on board [with the film]," said Parker. "I haven't heard anything to ...Read more
Actress Kim Cattrall has confirmed the film version of Sex and The City is still going ahead. Cattrall, who played sensualist Samantha Jones on the racy HBO series, told Star magazine that the film version will occur despite rumors to the contrary.
"I've just come home, and there was just this flood of excitement," the actress said. "I'm just so glad we haven't been missed or forgotten!"
Sex and The City ran for six seasons on HBO, and along with The Sopranos helped establish the cable channel as a major player in original content programming. The film version reportedly languished because of backstage bickering between Cattrall and the other actresses, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon.
HBO may revisit Sex and the City, only this time it is the real thing.
The premium cable channel is finalizing a deal for an unscripted comedy pilot described as "an attempt to capture the vivacity, sexuality and friendship of women in a big city under the banner of a reality show," sources said. It comes from Sex and the City coproducer and writer Amy Harris.
It is unclear where or when HBO will shoot the pilot. HBO declined comment.
The pilot order is a rarity for a network that leans heavily on scripted comedies, dramas, and longform projects. But HBO has dabbled in some reality series in recent years, including Family Bonds and Project Greenlight.
Sex, which featured a quartet of women navigating social and romantic challenges in Manhattan, ran from 1998-2004.
Harris previously wrote for HBO's short-lived ...Read more
The number of sexual scenes on television has nearly doubled since 1998, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The study, Sex on TV 4, also found that the inclusion of references to "safer sex" issues, such as waiting to have sex or using protection, has increased since 1998 but "leveled off" in recent years.
The study examined all sexual content in a representative sample of more than 1,000 hours of programming, with the exception of daily newscasts, sports events, and children's shows. The report describes sexual content as including talk about sex and depictions of sexual behavior, ranging from kissing to sexual intercourse.
The report found that 70 percent of all shows examined included some sexual content and that these shows averaged 5.0 sexual scenes per hour, compared with 56 percent ...Read more
ABC and NBC have picked up three one-hour pilots that all bear some of the DNA of HBO's Sex and the City.
ABC has ordered Cashmere Mafia, from Sex creator Darren Star and Working Girl writer Kevin Wade, which is described as "the next generation of Sex and the City." It has also picked up Women's Murder Club, which is described as "CSI meets Sex and the City."
And NBC has given the green light to Lipstick Jungle, a comedy-drama based on Sex author Candace Bushnell's follow-up to her smashing best-seller.
Cashmere Mafia follows four successful female executives, friends since college, who rely on each other as they juggle the demands of career, family, hard choices, and high ambitions in New York City.
Women's Murder Club is based on James Patterson's series of mystery books ...Read more