Back To The Future Remake Can’t Happen Until I Am Dead, Says Director Robert Zemeckis

Posted: Jul 1 2015, 6:26am CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News


Back to the Future Remake Can’t Happen Until I am Dead, Says Director Robert Zemeckis

The 1985 classic time-travel movie will never be remade, according to the director of original "Back to the Future"

In Hollywood, where a lot of films get reboots and sequels and achieve success too, especially movies like Jurassic Park and Avengers whose offshoots turned out to be blockbusters and with the sequels of Top Guns and Ghostbusters are in development, many would be wondering if the classic time-travel series of 80s could return to the big screen. Sorry, folks, but nothing like that is going to happen – at least not anytime soon.

Robert Zemeckis, the director of “Back to the Future” has ruled out the possibility of creating a reboot of his 1985 hit movie.

“That can’t happen until Bob and I are dead,” said Robert Zemeckis, who owns the rights of the classic film alongside co-writer and producer Bob Gale. 

“And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it. I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane? What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?” Zemeckis explained The Telegraph.

The original “Back to the Future”, which was released in July 1985, featured Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the lead roles of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown respectively. The film received numerous nominations including Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globe and went on to win one Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing and a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. The film became a franchise when sequels Back to t he Future II and III made their way to the big screen shortly after the release of the first film.

Zemeckis admitted that the reboot could prove financial successful because the film has a “pre-sold title” and already established fan base. “But can you imagine them getting skewered?” said Zemeckis.

In 2008, Bob Gale also ruled out the possibility of writing Back to the Future IV, especially after Michael J. Fox will not be able to play Marty McFly since he is struggling with Parkinson’s disease and has not worked in any film for the last decade or so.

Gale said. “The idea of making another Back to the Future movie without Michael J. Fox…you know, that’s like saying, ‘I’m going to cook you a steak dinner and I’m going to hold the beef.’ You can’t do that.”

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