The Scriptwriter Behind the 1994 Movie Forrest Gump spilled tea, which would have been lost in the proposed sequel to the movie and why it was eventually dropped.
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment on Monday, Eric Roth, who wrote the script for the Oscar-winning film based on the 1986 Winston Groom novel, said he had the draft for the sequel filed on 10 September 2001. However, on the day of September 9, in 11 attacks, Roth said he had met with Tom Hanks, who starred in the title role, and with Robert Zemeckis, the film's director, "to grasp how life is in America was and how tragic it was. "
" And we looked at you and said, "This movie is meaningless in that sense," Roth said.
If you've seen Forrest Gump you probably remember all important moments in American history. Hanks' figure was in the middle, seemingly random. [1
Like its predecessor, the proposed successor would have mimicked this trend of putting Gump in historical events, even though they were doing so. It would be much more ridiculous to think about it in 2019.
"I had him in the back of OJ's Bronco," Roth said, referring to the infamous 1992 chase between OJ Simpson and police. "He looked up occasionally, but they did not see him in the rearview mirror, and then he came down."
Roth also said he had written a scene where Gump was a "ballroom dancer" who was really good. That would somehow make the main character do some kind of charity work – he danced with Princess Diana.
Roth also touched gloomy aspects of the script, such as what happened to Gump's son played by Haley Joel Osment.
"It started with his little boy getting AIDS," Roth said. "And people would not go to class with him in Florida. We had a funny sequence in which they were driving in Florida [desegregation] at the same time, so people were angry about whether they were traveling by bus or [their] children going to school with the AIDS sufferer had. So there was a big conflict.
In the original film, Jenny Curran (Robin Wright), the longtime love interest of Hanks & # 39; gump, died of an unknown illness many believed to be AIDS, although this was not alleged.
Finally, there seemed to be a scene that, as Roth explained, was the final blow for why the movie was not filmed.
Gump meets a Native American on a bus, Roth said, finding his calling "Bingo caller on reservation".
The woman was someone teaching kindergarten in a government building in Oklahoma City, Roth said.
"And he was sitting on the bench, waiting for her to have lunch, and suddenly the building is bursting behind him," suggesting that she was an accident victim in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
9/11, everything felt meaningless. "