Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Gump Happens... Again?

Cinema Blend have posted another of their very dubious sounding pieces, this one about a pending Forrest Gump sequel. According to the possibly deluded figment, Steve Tisch and Wendy Finerman have resolved legal issues with Winston Groom, author of the original Gump novels and an Eric Roth script from 2001 is being pulled out of the mothballs. Cinema Blend discuss the possibility of Hanks returning, claim it is likely that Gary Sinise will reprise his role as Lt. Dan... but don't even make a passing reference to Gump director Robert Zemeckis. I think we have almost no chance of ever seeing this film in cinemas.

For the record, I'm a big fan of the original Forrest Gump. It reminds me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers in many ways, but is much wittier and more well made.

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