Written By: Ken Hulsey
Last year actor Bob Hoskins swore that he wouldn't make any more movies, effectively going into retirement from the entertainment industry. Now, however, the lure of reprising one of his most celebrated roles has made the British actor change his mind.
In 1988 Hoskins starred alongside a literal cast of hundreds of animations greatest stars in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". In the film he played Eddie Valiant a detective who's brother died at the hands of an evil cartoon character, who now in turn, had to defend Toontown from being wiped out of existence.
Now, Hoskins has just signed on to play Valient once more in the sequel to "Roger Rabbit." Though the thesp was eager to take the part, he still has major reservations about how the film is going to made this time around.
As you may recall, the original 1988 film featured animated characters, like Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Roger, and of course Jessica Rabbit, spliced into live-action sequences alongside 'real' flesh-and-bone actors. This time around, however, the plan is to have the film be 100% animated.
Hoskins explains, "I don't know how it's going to work out. The format they want to do is the same as we did for (2009 animated movie) A Christmas Carol. The thing is, it looks like a cartoon, so how do you put a cartoon in the middle of a cartoon? I can't figure out how they are going to do it."
In other words, CGI animation combined with 2D drawn animation, which if you ask me, is a huge mistake.
If it worked so well the old way, in the original, then why on earth would you want to change it?
Like I've said a thousand times, Hollywood just doesn't get it!
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