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New Rabbit flick? Roger that

To any child growing up in the 80s, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? had to be right up there in the list of magical films that they would force their parents to take out of the video rental shop/garage at the bottom of the road twice a week, alongside Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. What is there not to love about cartoons interacting with human beings? Nothing, that’s what.

Robert Zemeckis has been teasing fans for years with talk of a potential sequel, and now it looks like it’s going to happen; he revealed that the writing of the flick has been started by the pair that wrote the original film, Peter Seaman and Jeffrey Price. Zemeckis has also spoken of asking Bob Hoskins to reprise his appalling American accent, and about how he sees the film being animated (well, the cartoon bits anyway), with motion capture technology being touted. The following quotes were sourced by Slashfilm from various places over a period of time.

‘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.

‘The 2D characters from the original movie will remain 2D. They will not be dimensionalized. Not to say there won’t be 3D.

‘I’m really committed to getting this art form (performance capture) off of the ground, but of course I would (shoot live action again) and I’m never going to say never to anything, but right now though I really want to make sure that we get this out there so that younger filmmakers have these absolutely breathtaking tools that they can use.’

So it’s almost certainly on, and will be using the latest technology to boot. Let’s hope the charm of the original film isn’t sacrificed, eh?

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