Robert Zemeckis: Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel still in the works

News Ryan Lambie 3 Nov 2010 - 05:07
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

In a brief red carpet interview, director Robert Zemeckis has revealed that Roger Rabbit 2 is still going ahead…

There's good news on the horizon for those hoping to see a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as director Robert Zemeckis has admitted that he is still planning a sequel to the 80s animation/live-action classic.

Despite almost a year of silence regarding the project (news of a Roger Rabbit sequel originally surfaced last April), it appears that a belated follow-up is still on the cards.

Speaking to MTV on the red carpet of Back To The Future's re-release premiere, Zemeckis said that the writers of the original film, Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, were working on the sequel's script, and laughingly added "They're slow".

Although the script still isn't finished, Zemeckis nevertheless enthused that "It's going to be great. I think it's going to be great."

Zemeckis said last year that a Roger Rabbit sequel would be created using the same performance capture technology previously used in A Christmas Carol and Beowulf, but the characters, such as Jessica or Roger himself, would thankfully remain in 2D.

Bob Hoskins, however, has long since ruled himself out of appearing in a future sequel, arguing that he was "too old" to play the part of the toon-hating Eddie Valiant. It's difficult to imagine a follow-up to Roger Rabbit without the presence of the taciturn detective, and we hope Zemeckis can convince him to reconsider, even if he merely provides the voice to an entirely motion-captured version of his character.

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