Robert Zemeckis talks Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel
Nearly 25 years after the release of the original, a Roger Rabbit seequel still looks on the cards...
It's just a little bit scary to think that the groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit is nearly 25 years old now. That notwithstanding, since its release all those years ago there have been on and off rumours of a sequel. This is hardly surprising given the success, both on a critical and commercial level, of the film.
Director Robert Zemeckis, chatting to MTV, has confirmed that he's is still actively pursuing a Roger Rabbit 2. And he's given a slight update on the project.
“I'm happy with the script. It's very good. It's written by the original writers.” he said. “[Disney] is still thinking about it. If I were to do the sequel, it would be done just like the first one. It would look the same way, but we would present it in 3D in its release.”
When asked whether the plan would be to set Roger Rabbit 2 in modern times, Zemeckis said that “No, this would again be another period movie.”
Now that Bob Hoskins has retired from acting, there's going to be at least one gap in the Roger Rabbit 2 line-up to fill. But it'll be interesting to see whether Zemeckis gets the film made, and whether Disney - which is hardly shortly of big, expensive movies on its slate - will be tempted to go for another belated sequel, after Tron: Legacy. We'll keep you posted...