Hard to believe that its been nearly a quarter of a century since the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Yes, you’re that old.) Bet you thought all that sequel talk was over and done with ages ago?
While talking about his latest film, the Denzel Washington-starring Flight, director Robert Zemeckis told Showbiz411 that he’s got a script ready to go anytime…
I have a script at Disney, and we’re just waiting for all the executive changes to settle down there.
Of course having a script and filming a script are two different things, and the prospects for a second Roger Rabbit film have been in the works since the first film’s release in 1988. Tests on a CG blending of animation and live action were done in the late 90s, which was sometime after Steven Spielberg, producer of the first Roger Rabbit, put the kibosh on a sequel script that saw the toon characters drafted into World War II to fight Nazis. (Spielberg, you see, no longer wants to portray Nazis in a comedic/fantastical light since Schindler’s List.)
I don’t know about you Bastards, but I’m kind of at the point where I want them to leave Roger Rabbit alone. Bob Hoskins has since retired from acting, and even if he hadn’t would they just fast forward the story 25 years so that it takes place in the 50s? Have we learned nothing from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
More news as it develops.
Source: Geek Tyrant