Robert Zemeckis Thinking of Bringing Roger Rabbit Back?
Back in 1988, before Back to the Future: Part II, director Robert Zemeckis combined live-action and classic animation in the comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It made an impressive $156 million at the box office and forever cemented its place in cinematic history. Considering Hollywood loves the 80's more than any other decade, it was inevitable that they'd want to revisit Roger Rabbit. "I'll tell you what is buzzing around in my head now that we have the ability—the digital tools, performance capture—I'm starting to think about Roger Rabbit," Zemeckis told MTV. Yes, Hollywood really is bringing back the 80's.
Unfortunately, Zemeckis wouldn't say anything else - "I can't give you more details." But that little hint is more then enough to make us interested, much like the possibility of one day seeing Ridley Scott return to the Alien franchise. Obviously this is some early speculation, but considering the Zemeckis is a bit obsessed with CGI at the moment (his last three movies have all been completely CGI), I'm guessing that he's thinking about making a new Roger Rabbit with motion capture - think like Spielberg and Jackson's Tintin. And then potentially again combining it with live-action, but who knows if that's really the idea he's going for?
I'm not sure if I should be excited for this or not? As much as I enjoyed Beowulf and as much as I still like Zemeckis' work, I can't say that another Roger Rabbit would really be something that I'd be looking forward to seeing. In terms of the classic 80's Disney movies, I'm already getting the sequel I really wanted to see the most - Tron 2. But as for another Who Framed Roger Rabbit, I just don't know. What do you think?