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'Sex and the City' director Michael Patrick King confirms possibility of third film

Michael Patrick King agrees with Sarah Jessica Parker that "there are other stories to tell..."

By Annie Martin
'Sex and the City' director Michael Patrick King confirms possibility of third film
(L-R)Actress Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, director Michael Patrick King attend a photo call before a press conference for the film "Sex and the city 2" in Tokyo, Japan, on May 31, 2010. UPI/STR | License Photo

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Fans disappointed by Sex and the City 2, take heart -- because Michael Patrick King, the show's executive producer and director of both films, has confirmed the possibility of a third movie.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, King acknowledged, "There are other stories to tell and characters that haven't even been written yet."

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Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has also hinted at a third film. In a January interview with InStyle, SJP said "a part of me thinks there is one last chapter to tell," but that "timing is a peculiar thing. It isn't a decision that can wait forever."

King confirmed her statements saying, "Sarah Jessica and I both know what that final chapter is." But the director was careful to say, "Whether it ever happens is a whole other situation."

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The Sex and the City TV series came to a close in 2004 after six popular seasons, and the highly-anticipated first feature film was released in 2008. Its 2010 followup, Sex & the City 2, was almost universally panned by critics, and retains a measly 15 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Negative response to the second film may have influenced stars Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon to say in the past that they are not interested in appearing in a third film. Both women have since been quoted as being open to the idea, with Cattrall stating, "I would want to do it," and Nixon saying, "If Michael Patrick King is writing the sequel, and Sarah Jessica Parker is starring in it, sure!" Co-star Kristen Davis has also recently shown her support for a third movie.

With all four women seemingly onboard, it is up to King to decide if the final chapter will be told. He continued in his EW interview, "What I do know is that there's interest... It's really all about the stories...is there enough or more to say that would justify people people risking seeing their favorite characters again? And I think there's one chapter left."

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