Are the folks at New Line so desperate for a new fantasy trilogy, that they’ll stoop to this?

According to a report in Britain’s Daily Mail today, the studio is currently eyeing the upcoming Sex In The City movie as being the first of as possible trilogy of films. (And yes, I’ve seen enough episodes of the original HBO series to conclude that its depicition of the lives of four carefree, single women – played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon – in Manhattan is pretty much fantasy.)

According to the reports unnamed source, the producers of the film are so sure that the film’s success that they are all set to exercise an option in the four stars’ contracts, obligating them for a second, and possibily even a third, film.

The producers are already working on a script for a second movie, they are so convinced the first will be a hit,” this source states. “They want it to be a franchise and think they can stretch it over at least three movies.”

Since this story has originated in a British tabloid, we have to give the obligatory warning to take this report with a grain of salt. One thing that sinks the veracity of this report is the Mail‘s source’s assertation that “the producers are already working on a script for a second movie.” Did someone forget that there is a Writers Guild strike going on? I somehow doubt that Sex And The City creator Darrenn Starr is crossing picket lines.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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