It’s the biggest internal dilemma for any modern movie fan – everything you love is slowly, but surely getting remade. And while the new versions don’t wipe the old ones out of existence, it’s the principle of the matter. But we have some good news to fall back on for the time being. Director Robert Zemeckis has assured the public that at least one bonafide classic is safe for the time being: as long as he’s alive, Back to the Future will never get remade.
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With 2015 being the year Back to the Future II envisioned as the future, everyone is looking to celebrate what the future of 1989 was supposed to look like. Earlier this year, Nike announced they’d be releasing a version of Marty McFly’s self-lacing Air Mags. And now, Lexus may have one-upped them, releasing a teaser video revealing a sneak peek at an actual working hoverboard.
In “honor” of a new fan theory about Jurassic World that’s currently making the rounds (see below), here are the most irritating fan theories that have ever emerged from the bowels of the internet ranked from dumb to dumbest.
One of the most iconic parts of Back to the Future is the time traveling DeLorean. But, in earlier versions of the story, the DeLorean was nowhere to be found. Originally, Marty McFly was going to back to the 1950s in a refrigerator! And, instead of being powered by plutonium, it was powered by a nuclear explosion and Coca-Cola. Get ready for even more facts from the future in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
It's almost surprising at this point that there has not been a 'Back to the Future' reboot or sequel. When you look back at the popular and successful properties of the 80s, there are few that haven't been modernized. Sony is practically falling all over themselves to get a new 'Ghostbusters' in theaters. This year alone saw new 'RoboCop,' 'Muppets,' 'Ninja Turtles,' 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers' movies. But, despite the frequency of these remakes, it doesn't look like you'll ever see a new 'Back to the Future' movie. And, that's a pretty great thing.
The pain of 'Community''s recent cancellation continually lingers, but who couldn't use something to make it hurt even more? Amid the cult and critical favorite's many genre episodes, we've learned that the NBC comedy had long attempted to bring to light a 'Back to the Future'-themed concept episode at the insistence of departed cast member Donald Glover, though a notable snag prevented the episode from moving forward.
So it has come to this: 2015 will see not only the 30th anniversary of 'Back to the Future,' but a stage musical adaptation that will premiere in London's West End with an eye towards a Broadway debut in 2016. This is no cheap knock-off either. This version of the enormously popular film has several of the original's key players heavily involved in the production.
Well, that didn't take long. We admittedly haven't paid very much attention to Michael J. Fox's big TV return in 'The Michael J. Fox Show' since its premiere, but somehow, we imagine their latest stunt casting arrives to address exactly that. Michael's famous 'Back to the Future' co-star Christopher Lloyd will once again reunite with the former Marty McFly for an upcoming episode, but can they really take us back in time?
We may not always traffic in the circles of 'Raising Hope,' but when characters are tearing up the roads at 88 miles per hour in a DeLorean while Christopher Lloyd looks on incredulously, you can bet we're going to keep up. This Tuesday's all-new 'Raising Hope' episode "Credit Where Credit Is Due" will feature legendary 'Back to the Future' star Lloyd as an unscrupulous bank representative who stands in the Chance family's way, but how does a DeLorean get in the mix? Find out the latest from 'Raising Hope' inside!
A while back we reported on a very cool 'Back to the Future' LEGO set concept, where fans submit their ideas for new LEGO sets in hopes of seeing those sets become reality. And the results are in -- the 'Back to the Future' LEGO set has been approved and is coming next year!