Roger Rabbit sequel in the works

source: mtv.com

Robert Zemeckis has told MTV that the original screenwriters of Who Framed Roger Rabbit are, as we speak, working on a screenplay for a sequel to the hit 1988 film.

The men who gave Roger a voice almost two decades ago, Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, have been commissioned by Zemeckis to develop a script for a possible sequel.

Zemeckis has been hinting at a new Roger Rabbit film for the past few months, most notably at Comic Con earlier this year, where he could neither “confirm nor deny” plans for a sequel.

He went on to say: “I will tell you this, if that ever does happen, the 2D characters from the original movie will remain 2D. They will not be dimensionalized. Not to say there won’t be 3D [in the movie].”

Zemeckis has spent most of this decade developing motion capture technology, which he employed in The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol.

The director must feel confident enough in the technology to test it on a follow-up to perhaps his most beloved film (Back to the Future and Forrest Gump excluded).

However, before we get all excited about a new Roger Rabbit film, this is all still in the development phase; nothing is certain just yet.

Also, while it’s great to see Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman on board, they haven’t exactly spent the past twenty years honing their skills.

Scripts written by Price and Seaman since 1988:


P-p-p-p-please Bob, don’t let them hurt us!

Discuss: Would you be interested in a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Or would you prefer it if a film like this was just left alone?

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