Disney is a studio that knows how to mine its back catalog; no other company has been as adept at re-releasing films to an eager audience. Looks like the latest to be mined will be The Lion King, which the studio is working to convert to 3D. Along with news on that, we’ve got updates on the Roger Rabbit sequel and bad news about The Snow Queen, the Hans Christian Anderson adaptation once thought to be an upcoming hand-drawn animated film. Read More »
Director Robert Zemeckis was asked during the Disney panel if the rumors were true that he was going to make a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel. Zemeckis smiled and went on to dodge the question, saying that he could “neither confirm or deny” the rumor. One would think that if there was nothing to it what-so-ever, he would have flat out denied the story. The crowd at Comic-Con were not happy with the response and booed, forcing Zemeckis to reveal more of his hand.
“I will tell you this, if that ever does happen, the 2D characters from the original movie will remain 2D. They will not be dimensionalized. Not to say there wont be 3D [in the movie].”
So there you have it. No solid answer but it sounds like something is definitely cooking behind the scenes.
The sequel madness in Hollywood is starting to get out of control. Earlier this week it was revealed that Robert Rodriguez would be producing a Predator remake titled Predators, Ridley Scott was considering making a prequel to Alien, and that Mirage Studios are developing a live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Russell Brand is remaking Drop Dead Fred. Yesterday Oliver Stone announced Wall Street 2. Last night we told you about how Joe Dante wouldn’t be directing a Gremlins 3 and how Amy Heckerling may, or may not, be making a sequel to Clueless. And now there is talk of a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel!
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