‘Forrest Gump’ Sequel Would Have Involved Oj Car Chase and Princess Diana, According to Screenwriter

‘Forrest Gump’ Sequel Would Have Involved Oj Car Chase and Princess Diana, According to Screenwriter
It seems a little bizarre to think now, but it’s hard to overstate just how massive a success “Forrest Gump” was. At the end of its theatrical release, the story of one man’s unlikely front row seat to decades of American history had the third-highest domestic box office gross of all time. Adjusted for inflation, its $327 million had a bigger final total than “Black Panther” did last year.

So it’s a bit surprising that the movie never got a sequel, but the film’s screenwriter Eric Roth explained in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment that it’s not for lack of trying. Roth said that the next “Forrest Gump” movie would have followed Forrest Jr.’s struggles with living with AIDS in addition to following through on the Zelig-like nature of the 1994 original.

“I had him in the back of Oj [Simpson]’s Bronco, and that he would
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