In an interview with Showbiz411, Robert Zemeckis teased fans with the prospect of a sequel to his 1988 classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the comedy/mystery/film noir/cartoon/live-action hybrid that has delighted fans and enraged grammarians for years. (Where is the question mark that belongs at the end of that title? That’s the real mystery here, Zemeckis!)
While promoting his upcoming film Flight, Zemeckis stated, “I have a [Roger Rabbit sequel] script at Disney, and we’re just waiting for all the executive changes to settle down there.” The “executive changes” he mentions are in reference to Alan Horn, the former president of Warner Bros., who a few months ago headed over to Disney to take over as Chairman there.
Still, there are some other obstacles to overcome, chiefly the fact that star Bob Hoskins recently announced he was retiring from movies (a development which also robbed the world of a potential Super Mario Bros. sequel).
And if there is anything that we learned from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s that sometimes the long-awaited sequel to an 80′s classic isn’t worth the wait.
Then again, Robert Zemeckis is the director responsible for Back to the Future Part II and Part III, which are widely regarded by me to be among the best sequels ever made.
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