Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finally! Some news about “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” sequel


Finally some sequel of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” could happen, says Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman, who interviewed Robert Zemeckis about his upcoming live-action movie “Flight”.

Basically the article says Zemeckis has submitted a script to Disney executives, which are in a kind of settle-down moment after Alan Horn got the big chair at the Mouse House. He also says he’s feeling sad about Bob Hoskins’ retirement, but he still believes the sequel project it’s on the go despite the loss of “Eddie Valiant”.

Are you as optimistic as Robert Zemeckis? Do you think a sequel without Bob Hoskins could work? Would they resurrect Rick Flint, the detective from Roger Rabbit’s comic magazines? Are we there yet, actually?

P-p-p-p-please share your opinions, I’ll be eager to discuss them! =D


Alex said...

A movie without Hoskins could work if the new movie is a prequel (ala "Toon Platoon") set before Roger met Eddie. Or if it takes place in present time(2012 or 2013)since Eddie would most likely have passed away at that point.

But since Hoskins was asked to join the project a while back I guess the script for the new film did feature his character. So they must then either rewrite it or have a new actor play him. Hopefully that last option is out of the question.

Bunnyfriend said...

Well, they can go ahead without Bob Hoskins using the same argument that gave us Rick Flint in the comics: Eddie Valiant refuses Roger to be his partner, since he doesn't want to lose another partner again, and he likes Roger enough to get him in danger or killed.

And well... There's another possibility, in which Bob Hoskins does a very small cameo as Eddie Valiant or another unrelated background character, just as a nod to the fans of the original movie.

I'd like to know a little more about the script, but guess we gotta wait a little more for any details about it.

Anthony D. said...

To answer your questions; a sequel without Bob Hoskins could work, they should consider using the Rick Flint character from the comics, and I hope we there yet. The only thing I hope is Charles Fleischer reprises his role as Roger.

Anthony D. said...

Also, they should set the sequel in the 60's-70's.

Bunnyfriend said...

Charles Fleischer will be there as Roger Rabbit, I can assure that.

24 years have passed since WFRR premiere; if the movie sticks to that timeline it would be set at early 70's in the heyday of saturday morning cartoons. And I like that idea ;)

Anthony D. said...

On last idea, Bonkers should be in it as well. I think he and Roger make a good team.

Bunnyfriend said...

Well, I'm not sure about Bonkers. He was Roger Rabbit's replacement, after all (Bonkers' cartoon was originally planned as a Roger Rabbit cartoon series, but the feud between Disney, Amblin and Gary Wolf -creator of Roger Rabbit and Toontown- took those plans into a different direction. They had to create Bonkers, Miranda and Lucky Piquel out of necessity).