Bet you never saw that one coming! Apparently, Oscar winning writer Eric Roth, spoke with FilmSchoolRejects this weekend at a Benjamin Button junket and discovered that the Gump story did not end with the original. In fact the screenplay for the sequel was completely written and ready to go. So what was the problem? The final version of the script was sent out on September 10th, 2001, and the next day the world changed and the Gump script was no longer relevant.
The film had Gump, as always, a part of many important historical moment, one of which was the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Roth said that the script no longer had the same amount of impact in a post 9/11 environment.
Although he did reveal some of the things that would have been…
- Forrest Gump as Dance Champion, mastering dances that were all about strict form and repetition.
- Gump and his dance partner heading to Europe.
- Forrest dancing with Princess Diana, who tragically died in an automobile accident, which would have prompted a Gumpism like “some years later that nice young Princess [died].”
- Forrest hiding in the back of the white Bronco during the OJ Simpson chase, with his head popping up in the rear window.
- Forrest Gump tossing the infamous bloody glove.
- As mentioned, the film would end with Gump commenting on the Oklahoma City Bombing
This has got to be a joke right? There is no way! He tossed the glove? You kidding me? This sounds way to dark for Forest Gump, although I bet if they made it, I would watch it.
What do you think? Would you watch Forest Gump Goes to OJ’s House?