BACK TO THE FUTURE Won’t Get a Remake as Long as Director Robert Zemeckis is Alive


In an interview with The Telegraph, Zemeckis was asked whether or not he and co-writer Bob Gale (who shares the rights to the film with Zemeckis) would ever consider a remake of 1985 classic Back to the Future, he responded:

“Oh, God no. 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?”

Apparently the original contracts the two men signed with Universal give them final say on any Back to the Future-related films as long as they’re alive. That seems like incredible foresight for them to have written that into their deals back in the day, but maybe they knew that they had an instant classic on their hands and could predict that this franchise was something special that needed to be protected.

So what you guys think about this? You think it is not fair and you want to have a reboot/remake of the classic?

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