Robert Zemeckis Says Roger Rabbit Will Be 2D in Any Sequel
by Alex Billington
July 23, 2009
Does anyone remember that article back in May that said Robert Zemeckis was interested in bringing Roger Rabbit back in some way (maybe even a sequel)? If not, you can read the details on that here and get caught up first. Two updates have arrived today on that front, the first from Ain't It Cool News and the second from Disney's Comic-Con presentation this morning where Zemeckis was present. First off, in regards to Bob Hoskins returning as Eddie Valiant, he said: "He loves Eddie Valiant and he would love to do it. We talk about it and it's something we are thinking about." So it sounds like it's still going to happen.
Today at the Disney panel, Zemeckis was asked if he would go 3D (or CGI) if he ever did make a Roger Rabbit sequel. "I will tell you this - if that ever does happen, the 2D animated characters will remain 2D. They will not be dimensionalized, but that doesn't mean other parts won't be in 3D," he said at Comic-Con today. However, he also said "I can neither confirm nor deny" whether or not something like this (as in another Roger Rabbit movie) was even happening. This is great to hear from the man himself, because I've heard people express concern over the idea that he'd convert Roger Rabbit into a CGI character nowadays.
Of course we'll keep you updated on any developments regarding a new Roger Rabbit and what Robert Zemeckis is doing. But for now, it sounds like it's a long way out and it won't be coming any time soon.