"Sex and the City 2" is coming to a theatre near you next year...
All four principal actresses in the New York-set romantic tale -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon -- have closed their deal with New Line. Writer-director Michael Patrick King has also closed his deal with the studio.
As on the original, John Melfi and Parker will be producers on the sequel with King.
If there was a steady stream of speculation about plot points on the first picture, it will be a veritable geyser here, especially since Parker's Carrie and Chris Noth's Mr. Big, of course the property's principal relationship, was resolved matrimonially at the close of the first pic.
King has said that he's going to switch up the tone and throw in surprises in a potential sequel.
In a statement King said: "I'm very excited to work with these amazing actresses again and would love to give everyone more information about the sequel ... but I'm busy with my Sex life."
Filming is expected to begin this summer with a scheduled 2010 release date.
The film performed impressively with $152 million domestically and $260 million more from international markets, which had been sold off by New Line to finance the project.