Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
What will it take for Disney to pull the trigger on a Roger Rabbit sequel? The possiblity that such a thing could happen has been discussed quite a bit over the past few years, but the studio isn’t moving forward with it for reasons that haven’t been made clear. In a new interview with Robert Zemeckis, director of the original film, we get a bit of new info about what the sequel might be. Specifically, a 3D period piece with hand-drawn animation.
In this interview with MTV, Zemeckis talked about the chance of a Roger Rabbit sequel. One piece of data is the same one we’ve heard for a while: the script is done and waiting for a thumbs-up from Disney. “I’m happy with the script, it’s very good!” he says.
But he also explains here, in no uncertain terms, that a Roger Rabbit sequel won’t be an overly modern sequel. Rather, it would fit right in with the first film.
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.
He also talks a bit about a lack of interest in post-converting the Back to the Future films to 3D, (“I don’t see the point in that”) but that he’s seen some tests done on Roger Rabbit, and would be willing to re-release a 3D version of the original.