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04.29.2009

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis may have spent three movies and several time periods with Marty McFly, but it sounds like he'd really like to hang out a bit more with old friend Roger Rabbit. Or maybe just his chesty 'toon wife.

When asked about the possibility of revisiting past films and characters, Zemeckis offered this to MTV: "I'll tell you what's been buzzing around in my head, now that we have the digital tools and performance capture, is I'm starting to think about ROGER RABBIT." Zemeckis also admits it would be a new idea, which would rule out the previously attempted prequel (which would've had Roger in WWII dealing with Nazis -- hilarious!).

The real question (evaded by Zemeckis) is exactly how the 21st technology he used on BEOWULF and THE POLAR EXPRESS (to often creepy effect) would be implemented -- would he bring Roger and supporting cast forward in time the age of countless computer-rendered characters? Or would he just use his high-tech toy box to imitate the old-school technique and period of the original? Let the speculation commence!

One of the things that makes the beloved WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT work so well and stand the test of time is the limitations of available mid-80s tech, which seamlessly featured hand-drawn 'toons interacting with humans. Is anything else just a cheat? And perhaps most importantly, will the animators figure out new ways to incorporate flashes of Jessica Rabbit nudity?

Extra Tidbit: ROGER RABBIT author Gary Wolf eventually sued Disney for additional royalties, but Disney lawyers disputed the claim and said Wolf actually owed THEM money because of an accounting error. Hooray for Hollywood?
Source: MTV

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4:30AM on 05/01/2009

Wow!! I don't know about this!!

I did a podcast show on Development hell projects not to long ago and this is one I talked about!
With Zemeckis toying with the idea, that may be the first breath of like in this long dead film!
I did a podcast show on Development hell projects not to long ago and this is one I talked about!
With Zemeckis toying with the idea, that may be the first breath of like in this long dead film!
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3:34PM on 04/30/2009
It's gotta be a prequel titled "Valiant & Valiant". I'd have Seth Rogen replace the role of Bob Hoskins. The story would center around the case that ultimately lead to Teddy's(Jeff Anderson or Jim Carrey) murder by Baron von Rotten. And yeah, I hate to say this but Roger would have to be a minor role. But Jessica could be a major player. Also, leave the Nazi's out of it. God I'd love write this...
It's gotta be a prequel titled "Valiant & Valiant". I'd have Seth Rogen replace the role of Bob Hoskins. The story would center around the case that ultimately lead to Teddy's(Jeff Anderson or Jim Carrey) murder by Baron von Rotten. And yeah, I hate to say this but Roger would have to be a minor role. But Jessica could be a major player. Also, leave the Nazi's out of it. God I'd love write this...
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11:24AM on 04/30/2009

Who framed Roger Rabbit's photos?

The only way to do this film justice is to stick to the original look and feel of the first. EXACT SAME! No CG. NO AVATAR MO-CAP CRAP EITHER.
The only way to do this film justice is to stick to the original look and feel of the first. EXACT SAME! No CG. NO AVATAR MO-CAP CRAP EITHER.
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7:15AM on 04/30/2009

Who Censored Rogger Rabbit?

hope this turns out good...
they could just remake the book...its a lot different then what the movie is.
hope this turns out good...
they could just remake the book...its a lot different then what the movie is.
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7:04AM on 04/30/2009

Judge Doom

They have to bring Christopher Lloyd back as Judge Doom. Oh wait. He died. :(

Fucktards.
They have to bring Christopher Lloyd back as Judge Doom. Oh wait. He died. :(

Fucktards.
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6:37AM on 04/30/2009
It'd be best to stick Roger Rabbit movie with 2d animation like the original. 3D or CG effect would ruin the magic of the original movie. The funny thing is any other movie that try the same (or almost the same) chemistry of Roger Rabbit movie like Cool World, it just didn't accomplish on the same level as Roger Rabbit. Still, love to see the new Roger Rabbit movie.
It'd be best to stick Roger Rabbit movie with 2d animation like the original. 3D or CG effect would ruin the magic of the original movie. The funny thing is any other movie that try the same (or almost the same) chemistry of Roger Rabbit movie like Cool World, it just didn't accomplish on the same level as Roger Rabbit. Still, love to see the new Roger Rabbit movie.
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4:04AM on 04/30/2009
This would be awesome.

I wonder if this time would they add PIXAR characters in the back ground as well?
This would be awesome.

I wonder if this time would they add PIXAR characters in the back ground as well?
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3:46AM on 04/30/2009
Yes, I would love to see this!
Yes, I would love to see this!
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1:37AM on 04/30/2009

YES

Well, I'm in. I'd love to see what he could do with the new tech available to him and do another Roger Rabbit.

Although...I'd love it even more if Robert decided to scale it back and go back to handrawn animation for a sequel. It's that and the amount of cartoon comedy and crossovers that made Rabbit so much fun to watch...

Well, I'm in. I'd love to see what he could do with the new tech available to him and do another Roger Rabbit.

Although...I'd love it even more if Robert decided to scale it back and go back to handrawn animation for a sequel. It's that and the amount of cartoon comedy and crossovers that made Rabbit so much fun to watch...

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1:24AM on 04/30/2009

headline alone.

im stoked.
im stoked.
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12:17AM on 04/30/2009

HOLY SH!T

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is my all-time favorite movie!! I know this could turn out bad, but I don't care, I LOVE this news. So much so, my boner has a boner! I hope they keep this idea rolling.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is my all-time favorite movie!! I know this could turn out bad, but I don't care, I LOVE this news. So much so, my boner has a boner! I hope they keep this idea rolling.
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