Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Who Dare Go Near Roger Rabbit?
Robert Zemeckis revealed in an interview with MTV that the Roger Rabbit sequel is in the works. Though its only in the scripting stages, Zemeckis, the man responsible for the freaky deaky performance capture animation seen in The Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, and the upcoming Yellow Submarine reboot, fortunately is wise enough to state flat out that Roger, Jessica and the toons will remain 2-D. That bullet may be dodged, but we're not safe yet. Zemeckis can't seem to stay away from 'technological advances', and rumor has it performance capture will still be used. I don't like this idea, personally. We've gone over two decades without a second feature length Roger Rabbit film, and the first one is certainly impressive enough on its own. Aside from being a potential moneymaker, what makes now the right time for a return?
I've really got to hope, hope, hope a new Roger Rabbit maintains the 2D/live action interaction without transforming the humans into awful animated beings themselves. That would truly be awful.