Roth Rules Out Forrest Gump Sequel
Oscar-winning screenwriter ERIC ROTH is adamant he will never agree to a planned sequel to hit movie FORREST GUMP because the 9/11 terrorist attacks ended the dream of a second film.
Roth won the Best Adapted Screenplay gong at the Academy Awards for his work on the 1994 movie and he submitted a script for the follow-up just one day before the devastating attacks which destroyed New York's World Trade Center.
Rumours began to surface recently that movie bosses were still considering putting Forrest Gump 2 into production.
But although Roth is convinced the sequel would still work more than a decade later, he doesn't want the film to ever be made.
He tells Moviehole.net, "I turned in my version of the Forrest Gump sequel, or Part II, whatever you call it Its a continuation really - I want to start the movie literally two minutes after the end of the last one, with him on the bus bench waiting for his son to get home from school.
"But I turned in the script the night before 9/11. And we sat down, Tom (Hanks) and Bob (Zemeckis) and I, looked at each other and said, we dont think this is relevant anymore. The world had changed. Now time has obviously passed, but maybe some things should just be one thing and left as they are.