Robert Zemeckis Says The WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Sequel Script is Wonderful, But It's Not on Disney's Radar
For years we’ve known that there’s a script for a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel. It’s a sequel that a lot of fans would love to see happen. Hell, even director Robert Zemeckis would like to make it one day.
While talking to Yahoo! recently, the filmmaker said that the script is wonderful but that the movie is currently not on Disney’s radar:
"I don’t think so. I don’t know where it fits in in their universe. There’s no princess in it, so I don’t know where that would be. There’s a wonderful script sitting at Disney that is really good, but I don’t think it’s on their radar."
That’s a shame. I actually kinda like the story that the sequel would have told. Zemeckis previously said that the story is “more a continuation than a sequel.” According to the filmmaker, the story follows Roger and Jessica Rabbit “into the next few years of period film, moving on from film noir to the world of the 1950s.” The sequel also included the ghost of Eddie Valiant, who was wonderfully portrayed by the late Bob Hoskins in the original film. Since Hoskins passed away, the plan was to use a CGI digital version of Hoskins in the sequel.
He also talked about the difficulties of making the sequel if Disney did one day decide to green light it:
“Most sequels, you’re behind the eight-ball on them. When audiences clamor for a sequel, what they’re really doing is expressing their enthusiasm for the movie they just saw. And that means they’ll have a love-hate relationship with whatever comes next because they want it to be the same movie, but different. If it’s too similar, they don’t like it. And if it’s too different, they really don’t like it. There’s nothing more difficult.”
I doubt Disney will ever decide to develop this Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel, which is a shame because I bet it would do very well, especially if the story is as strong as Zemeckis is making it out to be.
Would you like to see Disney make this Roger Rabbit sequel one day?