The ‘Forrest Gump’ sequel that never was, from O.J. to Oklahoma City

Kevin Polowy, Senior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment

Forrest Gump almost had another run on the big screen.

The 1994 Oscar-winning drama was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanksas the eponymous Alabaman who changed history just about everywhere he went. Following the film’s blockbuster critical and commercial success, the movie’s brain trust planned to reunite for a sequel. In fact, screenwriter Eric Roth, who nabbed one of the film’s six Academy Awards for adapting Winston Groom’s novel, filed a completed draft on Sept. 10, 2001.

“Literally, I turned it in the day before 9/11,” Roth told Yahoo Entertainment in an interview (watch above). “And Tom and I and Bob got together on 9/11 to sort of commiserate about how life was in America and how tragic it was. And we looked at each other and said, ‘This movie has no meaning anymore, in that sense.’”