Date: 17th November 2000
BASIC INSTINCT director PAUL VERHOEVEN has quit from the sequel - because it's in bad taste.
The disgusted Hollywood heavyweight jumped ship after reading BASIC INSTINCT 2's opening scene - which features actress SHARON STONE being pleasured by a male passenger as she drives a Porsche.
Verhoeven describes the script as "sick" - yet had no qualms about filming the infamous scene where a knickerless Stone crosses her legs in the original movie. (KW/WNTMA/PDD)