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Zemeckis working on Roger Rabbit sequel

Robert Zemeckis has told MTV that he has commissioned a script for a sequel to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” The original film opened up in theaters in 1988 and noted for the joint appearance of rival studio cartoon properties such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck to share the screen. No timeline is being reported for this new project.

MTV News has now exclusively learned that Zemeckis is not only pumped to bring the flustered cartoon bunny back to the big screen after 20 years, but that he has commissioned a script. And guess who’s writing it? Original scribes Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman.

“There’s a script that’s being developed,” he revealed, adding, “We’ve got the original writers that are working on it now â?? Seaman and Price.”

Community Comments

#1 Shawn Labadie
November/6/2009
@ 11:30 am

Awesome!

The original was incredible and now with the new CGI technology the sequel should be even better.

Mickey Mouse and Buggs Bunny together for the first time on the big screen goes down as one of my top five favorite movie scenes.

#2 Jesse Cline
November/6/2009
@ 11:31 am

Please don’t be CGI, please don’t be CGI…

#3 John Sanford
November/6/2009
@ 1:54 pm

Yeah, let’s hope he won’t use those horrible ambulatory corpses that he seems to employ in all his other animated projects.

#4 Bearman
November/6/2009
@ 4:06 pm

Once did some work with Kathleen Kennedy (producer) and we spoke about the incredible issues with technologically making the original work.

She said at the time that there was talk about another film but instead of a sequel it would be a prequel.

Might be hard to make Bob Hoskins look that much younger 20 years later.

#5 Brian Martin
November/7/2009
@ 7:02 am

Wow…this is awesome…still one of my favorite movies…can’t wait till the kids are old enough to watch it.

#6 Mike Peterson
November/7/2009
@ 7:15 am

My biscuits are burnin’ with anticipation!

#7 David Pitts
November/7/2009
@ 11:18 am

I hope they DON’T do a prequel, but I really hope they do get this project off the ground. It’s been talked about forever. I’d like to see them do it a sequel, 20 years later in the mid-sixties when TV animation on Saturday mornings was at it’s peak. The villain could be a live kids TV host (played by Paul Reubens) being marginalized by the success of the animated shows. Hey, I should be writing this script!

#8 Tom Racine
November/7/2009
@ 12:39 pm

See, I’ve never understood why they use ambulatory corpses. Sure, they work for scale, but they have to be paid in brains, and lord knows Hollywood doesn’t have a lot of those sitting around.

#9 Garey Mckee
November/7/2009
@ 10:34 pm

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a success due to it’s nostalgic look at the golden age of film animation in the iconic golden age of Hollywood itself. Add to that the historic first of rival studio characters sharing screen time and cameos of characters not seen on the screen in 40 years and you have the formula to the film’s success. I would hope they would have the good sense to stay with what worked in the first film for whatever they might be planning for the second.

And yes I totally agree, NO CGI!

#10 T.J. Hill
November/8/2009
@ 1:35 pm

Great news!

#11 Joshua Skurtu
November/9/2009
@ 9:11 am

That was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I really hope they do it right. I assume SOME of the cartoon characters will now be CGI, but I hope roger and the regular gang remain 2d.

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