Stone helming Basic Instinct 3?

Some franchises end painfully early, their creators adamant that their material will be remembered and cherished for going out on top. Some don’t. Some go on until it hurts – and we can smell one coming around the corner.

Not even a week after the general release of Basic Instinct 2, its star, Sharon Stone, has expressed her interest in directing a third movie in the franchise.

Sounding pretty definite about the project going ahead, Stone stated, “there's a script for the next part of the story - but I would like to direct it rather than star in it. It will be filmed in the UK again as the setting is more intense and gritty.”

Basic Instinct 2 was helmed by Scots lenser Michael Caton-Jones and has, so far, hoovered up over $13 million at the worldwide box office.

Stone stars alongside Brit actors David Morrissey and David Thewlis, reprising her role as serial leg-crosser Catherine Tramell, from the original 1992 flick directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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