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Back to the Future will be remade over Robert Zemeckis' cold dead body

06.29.2015

I think we've all accepted the very real possibility that any one of our favourite films could be set for a remake at any moment. However there is one film that will be safe for the foreseeable future, Robert Zemeckis told The Telegraph that under no circumstances would he or co-writer Bob Gale ever consider signing off on a remake of BACK TO THE FUTURE.

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?

Thanks to the contract Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis made with Universal and Amblin Entertainment back in 1984, the pair will always have the final say on the production of any Back to the Future-related films for as long as they live. Zemeckis admitted that a remake would most likely be a financial success given the franchise's built in audience but he then added, “can you imagine them getting skewered?” Given the beloved status of the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy, I can't imagine that a remake would be met with anything other than disdain but that certainly hasn't stopped remakes from moving forward in the past.

Zemeckis' latest, THE WALK, tells the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 and will arrive in theaters on October 2, 2015.

Lets play a game; you can save one film from being remade for all of time, which film would you choose?

Source: The Telegraph

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