According to the New York Post, Brett Ratner would like to make a sequel to Marina Zenovich’s documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. The director known for movies like Rush Hour 3, X-Men: The Last Stand and Red Dragon was talking about the project with Movie Geeks United before Polanski was arrested in Switzerland, giving the announcement incredibly awkward timing.
On September 26th, Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police in relation to an outstanding 1978 U.S. arrest warrant while he was trying to enter the country. Polanski was set to attend the Zurich Film Festival to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ratner and Polanski have worked together multiple times in the past. Ratner cast him in a small role in Rush Hour 3, and the duo also went on a road trip that culminated in a visit to Auschwitz for the notorious issue of Heeb Magazine.
Polanski has also expressed interest in participating in his documentary, something that was missing from the Zenovich film, which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008. After the recent turn of events, there’s been no news about the documentary since Polanski’s arrest.
What do you think about Brett Ratner doing a sequel to the documentary Wanted and Desired? Do you think it’s a good fit considering the relationship between Polanski and Ratner?