Sex and the City was a pop culture phenomenon during its run on HBO. It left the airwaves as one of the most influential TV shows of the new century.
As such, it was destined to end up on the silver screen and the first Sex and the City movie was a massive hit when released in 2008. In 2010, they pressed their luck and rushed the second movie into theaters and the result basically killed the franchise.
Or so we thought.
Apparently, we were just days away from pre-production to begin on a third SatC movie but the kibosh has been put on the entire project. And this time, you can blame Samantha. Or specifically, Kim Cattrall.
According to The Daily Mail, Cattrall demanded that Warner Brothers studio produce three other movies she had in development or else she wouldn’t sign on for this one. They refused and then so did she.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon had all signed on to make the film already and Parker confirmed “we’re not doing it” on Friday. She added some comments that also danced around the reason for the cancellation.
“We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”
There were also quite a few nasty quotes from anonymous sources in the Daily Mail story about Cattrall, whom some seem to feel should have been thankful for the opportunity.
“The only reason this movie isn’t being made is because of Kim Cattrall. Everyone was looking forward to making this movie but Kim made it all about her, always playing the victim.”
“Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Bros that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development. Ridiculous. Who does she think she is – George Clooney?”
Ultimately, it’s hard to imagine another Sex and the City movie as anything other than a cash grab. All of the storylines have reached reasonable conclusions while some have already extended far beyond that. Cattrall may have done fans of the iconic TV show a favor by making sure its memory lives on how they remember it rather than through diminishing returns.