Zemeckis Confirms He'll Make Roger Rabbit With Motion Capture
I knew it! I promised we'd keep you updated on the Roger Rabbit remake/sequel/reboot front, so here you go. We learned earlier this week that Robert Zemeckis was bringing back the original writers to write the sequel. At the end of that article, I started putting a few pieces of the puzzle together and predicted that, while Zemeckis will keep the 2D characters 2D in this sequel, "that doesn't mean other parts won't be in 3D," meaning he might try and combine motion capture CGI and 2D characters for the new Roger Rabbit. Looks like I was exactly right, as MTV confirmed with Zemeckis today that that's what he's planning to do!
"All the other characters that [the cartoons] would sort of have fun with would be magnificent in performance capture technology," Zemeckis explained. "I wouldn't use it for the cartoon characters, because I think they should stay two-dimensional because that's what — I wouldn't dimensonalize Roger. And I couldn't dimensonalize Jessica even if I wanted to because she doesn't have a nose. We wouldn't want to give her a nose." Phew! At least we're safe knowing he won't mess with Roger Rabbit or Jessica Rabbit.
Is anyone else getting a bit frustrated by Zemeckis? I mean, he's a phenomenal filmmaker, but why can't he break out of this addiction to motion capture. I've even seen A Christmas Carol and it's not that great. The three CGI movies he's made are all entertaining to see once, but never again, as they're somewhat dull. I want Zemeckis to get back to form, making films like Back to the Future and Forrest Gump and Contact, that I can watch over and over again even today. That's what I want to see, not more motion capture CGI crap. Why, oh why, does he insist using mo-cap for everything? Now he's going to ruin Roger Rabbit, too!