Not a lot people know this, but the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit was based on the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit, which is a bit different when they're both compared. One of the differences I would like to emphasize on would be the usage of speech and thought bubbles.
I know what you're thinking, "But Who Framed Roger Rabbit didn't have any speech or thought bubbles." Right you are, but the book did! Which brings me to the purpose of my topic.
Now we all know that there have been rumors about a sequel coming and that the Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams would help in getting things running. But with Bob Hoskins passing, it's difficult to picture a sequel with out him. Granted for the sequel, they can a replacement in the detective chair, but Hoskins was a great actor! Which is one of the many reasons why we need a remake rather than a sequel.
Going back to the speech and thought bubbles. In the late 80's it was difficult for the animators to have them in a featured film. In the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit the comic book bubbles would always appear whenever a Toon would talk. Once the Toon was done talking, their words would fall to the ground like piles of paper cutouts of their own speech bubbles.
With the technology that we have now, we can make those speech bubbles happen! I mean take a look at these movies!
Not only will the speech bubbles be a cool addition to have, but it would be one of the few movies that didn't stray from the source material.
Another thing that would be interesting to see in the remake would be the usage of Doppelgangers. Not to be confused by the ones in How I met Your Mother.
The Toons would create duplicates of themselves and use them as stunt doubles to do their dirty work. Even Roger Rabbit had a Doppelganger, who played in a huge twist in the book. You'll just have to read it!
Just as a bonus, if they decided to do a remake instead of a sequel, they could stay with the source material by making it dark and gritty! After all, it did have a type of Noire feel to it.
What do you think? Would a remake be better than a sequel? Let me know in the comments below!