Robert Zemeckis won’t have there be a Back To The Future remake, and here’s why.
NOT If director Robert Zemeckis has any say. The director and writer of Back To The Future 1 & 2 states he hopes that even after his death, the series is not touched. Here is what Zemeckis had to say about signing the rights to the film over for a remake:
That can’t happen until both Bob and I are dead. 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. Especially since it’s a good movie. 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 and Bob Gale received shared Oscar nominations for best screen play in 1986 for Back To The Future. This is their baby, so I understand why they are so protective. He also mentioned a Back To The Future film would not be the same without Michael J. Fox as the lead character Marty McFly:
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
In addition to a remake, there is also no plans for creating a sequel, a reboot or re-imagining. Bob Gale has made sure to rule this out.
With so many films in remake status, it is refreshing to hear Zemeckis speak out against the current Hollywood trend of remakes. With all the bad films that are in desperate need of CGI and explosion,why try to reinvent the wheel. It seems that Hollywood is relying on nostalgia to make bank off of cinematic classics such as Back To The Future. Why be a copycat? Just created something new for a change.
Source: The Telegrah
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