Robert Zemeckis Talks WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Sequel, a Possible 3D Re-Release, 3D Post-Conversions and Possible Remakes of His Other Films

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With his latest film, Flight, now in theaters, director Robert Zemeckis reflected on his past movies in a recent interview. Among the pictures discussed was Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a 1988 classic that starred Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd opposite a cavalcade of cartoon critters. Not only did Zemeckis entertain the idea of re-releasing Who Framed Roger Rabbit in post-converted 3D, but he also gave an update on the state of the sequel. Penned by the original writers Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, Zemeckis said he was happy with the script and that it was quite good. Hit the jump for more, including whether or not Zemeckis thinks any of his other films are due for the 3D treatment or a reboot.

In a recent interview with MTV (via /Film), Zemeckis commented that only Roger Rabbit would be feasible for a 3D post-convert and that he’s not into doing remakes. While that should make film fans pretty happy, Zemeckis also talked about doing a Roger Rabbit sequel as a blending of hand-drawn animation and a presentation in 3D. Here’s the relevant quote from the interview:

 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 3-D in its release. I would do all of the animation hand-drawn; 2-D, but using 3-D tools. It wouldn’t be like Pixar 3-D. It wouldn’t look like that… this would again be another period movie.

Check out the full interview below:

Here’s the trailer for the original Who Framed Roger Rabbit:

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  • Mark

    I would imagine that any attempt at creating Roger Rabbit today would be sanitized immensely, especially as Disney and WB would be unlikely to allow their characters to be used in a film like that today. If Zemeckis can get the freedom required great, otherwise it seems like it would not be a great idea.

  • daveyboy

    Same director and writers, not Roger Rabbit in the damn modern world, and sticking with hand drawn animation! This could actually be the first movie with a sequel decades later that could actually work! Sure to be better than Tron or Indiana Jones.

  • J.R.

    I want this on Bluuuu……..

  • PhillB

    Toons are 2D. What’s wrong with those greedy execs? The good old Zemeckis has become nothing but good history. By the way, I love watching Santino strangled by Vader.

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