Robert Zemeckis, the director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has revealed his interest in making a sequel to his 1988 classic.
Speaking to MTV, Zemeckis said, “I’m happy with the script, it’s very good. It’s written by the original writers.” Now he is just waiting for Disney to approve the project before they can commence shooting, saying, “[Disney] is still thinking about it.”
Regarding the production of the movie, Zemeckis stated, “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.”
The filmmaker also added, “I would do all of the animation hand-drawn; 2D, but using 3D tools. It wouldn’t be like Pixar 3D. It wouldn’t look like that … this would again be another period movie.”
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is set in a world where cartoon characters live alongside human actors and interact freely with them in an area near Hollywood named Toontown. The plot revolves around Bob Hoskins‘ Eddie Valiant, a private investigator who hates toons but is hired by Roger Rabbit, an A-list toon, who has been framed for the murder of Marvin Acme, but the film takes an unexpected twist as Valiant’s investigation progresses.
When it was released, the movie was regarded as a groundbreaking masterpiece as it combined live film with animated characters. Zemeckis has also discussed re-releasing a 3D version of the original. Would you like to see a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Have you watched the original?