Robert Zemeckis has said he’s interested in making a sequel to 1988 classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The director told MTV in an interview that the script for the sequel was ready but he was waiting for the green light from Disney. “I’m happy with the script, it’s very good!” he says.
He also went on to say that if he did make a sequel it would have the same mix of period drama and animated cartoons as the first one but would be released in 3D, “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.”
But Zemeckis is adamant that it would be true to the original: “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.”
The original Who Framed Roger Rabbit? starred Bob Hoskins as a ‘toon-hating private detective hired by Roger Rabbit to find out if his wife is cheating on him but after Roger becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation the story takes an unexpected twist. The film was groundbreaking for the time thanks to the impressive interaction between the live and animated characters and is a beloved ‘80s comedy.
Zemeckis has also expressed an interest in re-releasing a 3D version of the original after seeing some tests.