Development[ edit ] After months of speculation, the cast confirmed in February that a sequel was in the works. Filming began in August The sequel is noticeably different from its predecessor, and includes more exotic locales than the original. King credits this to the experience he had promoting the original film in such locales. He was also inspired by the recession to write something bigger more akin to the extravagant adventures and escapist comedies of the s.
In addition, Michael Patrick King wrote and directed again, and Patricia Field once again took charge of the costumes and wardrobe. Hats were once again created by Prudence Millinery for Vivienne Westwood. Sarah Jessica Parker was paid 15 million plus residuals for her dual role as a producer and starring as Carrie Bradshaw.
As a result, the Abu Dhabi segment of the film was filmed in Morocco. Filming took place at several locations including the seaside town of Sidi Kaouki ,  and Amanjena , outside of Marrakesh.
Photos of all four leading women filming scenes around New York together and separately have emerged, featuring present-day scenes as well as a range of looks believed to be flashbacks from the earlier years of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte's long-standing friendships.
Images of Samantha in a wedding dress have also been released. Big, Magda, Smith, Steve, and the children of Miranda and Charlotte have been filmed and photographed. On October 17, Oceanup.
The teaser trailer premiered online on December 22, A full scale promotional tour with all key cast members—including television, press conference and print—commenced in early May , and continued throughout the film's release, encompassing many different countries and cities.
The New York City premiere of the film was held on 24 May Male couch potatoes dragged to the film against their will may find some consolation. Reader, I must confess that while attending the sneak preview with its overwhelmingly female audience, I was gob-smacked by the delightful cleavage on display. It is minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache.
This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls. According to Razzies founder John J. Wilson , "[Eigenberg] said that he had never won an award of any kind and if this was what he won, he would accept it.
Internationally the sequel topped the charts in Germany for five weeks, Britain for three weeks, Australia for two weeks and exceeding the original in Japan and Greece. Sex and the City 2 sold more tickets than the first part in many other markets.