This is some good news coming from Director Robert Zemeckis. The Back to the Future director is adamant that his classic film trilogy will never have a remake in his lifetime. Can we get an Amen!!
“Oh, God no,” he told the Telegraph when asked about the possibility. “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?”
Co-writer and co-rights holder Bob Gale agrees with Zemeckis, and both claim they’ll never sign off on a remake as long as they live. Zemeckis is hopeful that his estate will find a way to block its production even after his eventual death.
“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,” he said.
Zemeckis acknowledges it’d be an instant hit and would make sense financially, but he and Gale both fear that a remake would not remain true to the original film in the way that its dedicated fan base would appreciate — particularly with the absence of Marty McFly actor Michael J. Fox, whose acting career has been limited due to Parkinson’s disease. Back to the Future is one of our all time favourite movie trilogies, and we would hate for this to be spoiled with a horrible reboot.