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    It’s been thirteen years since Forrest Gump first ran into theaters, and now it looks like America’s favorite chocolate loving mental deficient may be back for a sequel. Forrest Gump II isn’t a new idea, Paramount has been kicking it around since the original movie made a bajillion dollars, and in 2001 they even hired Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth to pen a sequel screenplay.

    An absolutely reliable, unfortunately anonymous source, contacted me tonight with the latest scoop on Forrest’s impending return. It seems that old 2001 Eric Roth screenplay is being dragged out of development hell for another look by Gump producers Steve Tisch and Wendy Finerman. Remember that the first Forrest Gump movie was based on a novel by Winston Groom. Roth’s sequel script was based on Groom’s followup novel, “Gump & Co”. “Gump & Co” takes place several years after “Forrest Gump” and finds Forrest’s shrimping business failed and Jenny dead, leaving Forrest a single unemployed father. As you’d expect, Gump still stumbles through more important historical events. In this case it’s a cavalcade of history from the 80s and 90s. He even meets Tom Hanks.

    So, why didn’t Paramount make this five years ago when Roth first wrote the script? Apparently the project got bogged down in a big legal tiff between Groom, the book’s original author, and the studio. Groom claimed he wasn’t properly paid for Forrest Gump, and so refused to sell them the sequel rights to his other book. Evidently they’ve now worked it out.

    The truly important question here is whether or not Tom Hanks will return. Our source says Finerman and Tisch are talking to him, but there’s nothing definitive yet. It is however likely that Gary Sinise will be back as Forrest’s battle damaged buddy Lt. Dan. If Tom can’t be talked into it, will they replace him? Word is they want this in theaters within the next couple of years, so while it’s possible, let’s hope they’re smart enough to scrap it if he’s not interested. No one does a better potty dance.

    Forrest Gump Gets A Sequel

    That is one of my favorite movies.

    Go Forrest, go!

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    should be interesting
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    Let's hope they dont screw it up.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O!

    Don't ruin it.

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    ^^ita.
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    I wish they would just leave it alone. It's a classic, a movie I can sit down with my kiddo and watch and we both enjoy it....
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    I love Forrest Gump, but sequels rarely work. I'm like the rest of you, I wish they would leave it alone. I think a sequel would feel forced.

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    This is truly one of the best family movies ever made. I have watched it over and over and I always stop when I see it on tv...
    I don't know how a sequel would work, but if they can't get Hanks to do it, it is sure to bomb...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    I wish they would just leave it alone. It's a classic, a movie I can sit down with my kiddo and watch and we both enjoy it....
    Amen! Why don't they just do a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "Schindler's List" while they're at it. Damn money hungry producers.

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    I love the movie A LOT and I would actually love to see a sequel. I hope Tom Hanks will do it. It would be interesting to see how they potray the 80s and 90s.
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    If this is really true I hope they do a good job on this movie.

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    I really hope they don't do this. Really, truly hope.

    I love the movie (even though it features some of THE WORST southern accents ever attempted) and it never fails to make me teary, but leave it alone.
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    I hated the first one, so I'll definitely give this a miss.

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    I liked the first, but have no desire to see another. I mean, what?

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