It’s been over 24 years since Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was released, but director Robert Zemeckis still is optimistic that a sequel will be made. Zemeckis sat down with MTV for an interesting discussion regarding his vision for Roger Rabbit 2.
MTV: Speaking of “Roger,” I’ve pestered you about a sequel over the years. And I hear there’s a script that you’re happy with?
Zemeckis: I’m happy with the script. It’s very good. It’s written by the original writers, and it’s good. [But Disney] is still thinking about it. If I were to do the sequel, it would be done just like the first one. It would look the same way, but we would present it in 3-D in its release. I would do all of the animation hand-drawn; 2-D, but using 3-D tools. It wouldn’t be like Pixar 3-D. It wouldn’t look like that.
MTV: You mention Pixar, and I’m not going to write your script for you — it’s already been written — but do those Pixar characters enter into the fray, or do you stick to the original stable?
Zemeckis: No, this would again be another period movie. That’s all I can say!
Zemeckis also reveals asking Paul Newman to voice Roger only to be rudely shut down. Watch the full interview below.