It is curtain call for Carrie and Co as Sex and the City 3 has been shelved due to the scathing reviews received by the sequel.The decision signals the end of the superhit franchise,which has spanned 12 years,94 TV episodes and two movies,reported Daily Mail online.
The series and film’s stars Sarah Jessica Parker,Kim Cattrall,Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon,were keen on a third film,but their hopes have been dashed. The second ‘Sex And The City’ movie received bad reviews and was beaten at the box office by Shrek and Prince of Persia.
It had been pretty much a given that there would be a third installment of the smash hit to complete a big-screen trilogy.
Sarah Jessica Parker who plays the protagonist Carrie Bradshaw had recently said,”I hope Carrie will live on.” And John Corbett who returned as her love interest Aidan Shaw in the sequel had said,”I think the girls are up for another movie and Michael Patrick King has lots of ideas.”
The second movie was mired in controversy with scenes set in Abu Dhabi being branded borderline racist. In addition the movie was universally panned by critics. Entertainment Weekly wrote a scathing review,SATC 2 transformed four once mildly likeable characters into rancid,obliviously overentitled grotesques.”
The movie performed disappointingly at the box office,coming in third in the U.S on it’s opening weekend and taking in $37million compared to the first movie which raked in $57 million.
Parker has been hit hard by the decision to bring an end to SATC. “SJP did not see this coming. She has been in tears about it all,” said a source.