The holiday trailer flood continues today with three new clips for one film that has a large, eager audience and two that, to be fair, probably don’t. Sex and the City 2 was inevitable, given the success of the first film, and this is the first footage from the second theatrical reunion of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
Michael Patrick King once again writes and directs; he produced the show and wrote, produced and directed the first film. The trailer is a lot of glitz and promise and some shots of Morocco, which was the production’s second location choice after Dubai refused to allow filming. I didn’t see the first film, though I often got a kick out of the show. Unless I’m told that there’s some of the harder-edged comedy of sexual politics that made the show interesting, I expect I’ll skip this one, too. Not that it’ll have any trouble attracting a massive audience.
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There a bunch of stories that broke tonight in the Hollywood trade newspapers, and I just don’t have time to cover them at length, so I thought I’d do a quick trade news run-down.
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Hollywood loves sequels, and the readers of movie blogs love to hear the early talk of them (even if it never develops into anything). So lets take a look at the recent sequel gossip going around the interwebs.
Seth Rogen and James Franco are already talking about the possibility of the first comedy sequel produced by Judd Apatow – Pineapple Express 2?
“Yeah, I’m waiting for the sequel,” Franco revealed to MTV at Sunday’s Movie Awards. Rogen added, “Yep, we’ve talked about it.”
When asked who will play the villain in the next Incredible Hulk movie (if the demand warrants a sequel), director Louis Leterrier says that Samuel Sterns (played by Tim Blake Nelson) is introduced in his film and of course, will eventually become The Leader. [comics2film]
At the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, Will Smith told Hollyscoop that he has an idea for Bad Boys 3.
“We need Bad Boys 3, but Michael is too expensive now, he’s way too expensive.”
Even series director Michael Bay admitted that it might never happen even though they’ve talked about doing another one.
“I don’t know,” said Bay. “We talk about it, but we all make too much money.”
Meanwhile The Daily Mail claims that the producers of Sex and the City are “exercising the sequel option in all of the stars’ contracts. They want it to be a franchise and think they can stretch it over at least a trilogy.” But can you really believe the British tabloid paper’s sources?
Thanks to /Film reader Marcus for contributing.