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'Back to the Future' Reboot Not in the Cards, Co-Writer Zemeckis Says

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 12:16 PM

"Back to the Future" fans may be relieved or crestfallen to hear that the 1985 blockbuster won't be rebooted anytime soon.

When a reporter for The Telegraph U.K. asked the film's co-writer, Robert Zemeckis, if he would consider allowing a remake, he said, "Oh, God no."

"That can’t happen until both [co-writer Bob Gale] and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it," he continued.

"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?"

These days, reboots, remakes, and so-called "pre-sold titles" are all the rage in an increasingly cautious Hollywood, but Zemeckis seemed skeptical of the practice.

"Romancing the Stone," his 1984 romantic adventure comedy, is currently being remade, but he said that, as a director-for-hire at the time, he had "no power over that."

After the "Back to the Future" trilogy, Zemeckis went on to win a Best Director Oscar for "Forrest Gump," and he also shot the 2012 movie "Flight" starring Denzel Washington. He will release a movie about French tightrope artist Philippe Petit, "The Walk," later this year.

 


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