The New York Post is reporting that Brett Ratner wants to make a sequel to Marina Zenovich's documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. The Rush Hour 3 director was talking about the project on "Movie Geeks United" before Polanski was arrested in Switzerland so we can just chalk it up to really serendipitous timing (for Ratner, at least).

Ratner and Polanski have worked together before; besides casting Polanski in a small role in Rush Hour 3,the directors went on a road trip that culminated in a visit to Auschwitz for the Notorious Issue of Heeb Magazine, which Ratner guest-edited. Ratner told Contact Music he didn't realize they were headed for the concentration camps; "Little did I know Roman was going to take me to Auschwitz on an incursion through his Jewish history. Roman's mother perished at Auschwitz."

Ratner told Movie Geeks United, "The family has forgiven [Polanski]. The victim has forgiven him. The rest of the world has forgiven him... "The LA judicial system is corrupt. It's horrible."

Ratner also says Polanski has expressed interest in participating in his documentary -- something he didn't do with Zenovich's doc, which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008.

As of this writing, there's no news about the doc since Polanski's arrest.

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