The modern era is all about reboots, sequels or prequels and there are few people more trustworthy than J.J. Abrams when it comes to handling of a much loved story. Therefore, last week saw our excitement levels skyrocket when we heard the Nerdist Podcast. For those who didn’t hear that episode, there was the moment where Abrams mentioned “Roger Rabbit sequel” during the course of conversation and the audience was thrilled. Go and hear it for yourself and we can wait.
The pre-internet age of 1989 was the time when we experienced dreams of getting squished under an asphalt roller which left us like a tube of paint and this was all due to the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The live action roles in the film were played by late Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd and they had company from the voices of Charles Fleischer and Kathleen Turner who played Roger Rabbit and Jessica (Roger’s human wife).
The film received great applause from the audiences and also was a box office hit due to its blend of live action with animation. The film also featured several classic TV and movie characters.
The mega success of the film immediately started rumors about its potential sequels and there were lots of discussions, though, nothing ever materialized. Now for the first time, we hear J.J. Abrams speak in this interview about the possible sequel pitch to Steven Spielberg who was an executive producer of the original movie.
There was not much information revealed in the podcast. But, we hear Abrams say, “It went away before it really was anything.” So as of now there are no scripts revealed or storyboards for fans to discuss. However, those fans who loved Who Framed Roger Rabbit will certainly read this and imagine the kind of cinematic expertise that could have been utilized by Abrams if this sequel was to be made.