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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?

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8:46AM on 07/01/2015
You tell em' Bob!
You tell em' Bob!
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10:18PM on 06/30/2015

Hollywood listen

Remake fucking movies that need to be remade shit sticks.
Remake fucking movies that need to be remade shit sticks.
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6:21PM on 06/30/2015

And if I could save one film?

The Princess Bride does not need a remake. It doesn't need a Lucas CGI'd revision. It doesn't need a Director's cut.
I watched it again on Sunday, It needs left alone.
The Princess Bride does not need a remake. It doesn't need a Lucas CGI'd revision. It doesn't need a Director's cut.
I watched it again on Sunday, It needs left alone.
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7:47PM on 06/30/2015
I think (hope) that even the studios can tell that Princess Bride belongs to a gentler time. Especially with the success of Game of Thrones, if it's not gritty, they probably don't want to touch it. We hope.
I think (hope) that even the studios can tell that Princess Bride belongs to a gentler time. Especially with the success of Game of Thrones, if it's not gritty, they probably don't want to touch it. We hope.
6:17PM on 06/30/2015

Why should it be remade?

Go get your own fucking ideas, Hollywood.
Go get your own fucking ideas, Hollywood.
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3:21PM on 06/30/2015
What about a film adaptation of BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL? That wouldn't be the same as a remake, right? Since HAIRSPRAY was a hit and THE PRODUCERS got close to being a hit...
What about a film adaptation of BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL? That wouldn't be the same as a remake, right? Since HAIRSPRAY was a hit and THE PRODUCERS got close to being a hit...
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2:12PM on 06/30/2015

The Big Lebowski

A re-make? OVER THE LINE!!! Mark it Zero!
A re-make? OVER THE LINE!!! Mark it Zero!
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11:19AM on 06/30/2015
I would love to save "Big Trouble in Little China", but it appears I'm too late for that so I guess the other would have to be "The Big Lebowski", although I don't think there is any worries there as no one would be interested in re-booting that.
I would love to save "Big Trouble in Little China", but it appears I'm too late for that so I guess the other would have to be "The Big Lebowski", although I don't think there is any worries there as no one would be interested in re-booting that.
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11:10AM on 06/30/2015

Movies saved

My 2 would be Goonies and Big Trouble in Little China. I guess it is too late for the latter though.

Nice to see Zemeckis and Gale not trying to cash in on a remake.
My 2 would be Goonies and Big Trouble in Little China. I guess it is too late for the latter though.

Nice to see Zemeckis and Gale not trying to cash in on a remake.
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10:10AM on 06/30/2015
I'm glad that it won't happen soon. Back to the Future is perfect in every way.
I'm glad that it won't happen soon. Back to the Future is perfect in every way.
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9:42AM on 06/30/2015

you can save one film from being remade for all of time, which film would you choose?

Stand by Me. but BTTF is damn close. The casting and atmosphere from Stand by Me could never be replicated.
Stand by Me. but BTTF is damn close. The casting and atmosphere from Stand by Me could never be replicated.
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9:36AM on 06/30/2015

Like A Book

Certain movies will never be remade because of their stature and cultural importance. They are like books, and no one has ever really rewritten a book(that wasn't a cheap gimmick of course). Movies like Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, ET, Jaws, Back to the Future will never be remade. But action, scifi, and horror for the most part are fair game(with the exception of some of the above). I could see some execs green lighting a reimagining though.... like
Certain movies will never be remade because of their stature and cultural importance. They are like books, and no one has ever really rewritten a book(that wasn't a cheap gimmick of course). Movies like Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, ET, Jaws, Back to the Future will never be remade. But action, scifi, and horror for the most part are fair game(with the exception of some of the above). I could see some execs green lighting a reimagining though.... like they'd acknowledge the original and have Marty's kid or something come across the Delorean
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7:52PM on 06/30/2015
I would have to agree with that list. I would point out though that one movie that should've been on that list, Psycho, was infamously remade. You can call it a horror movie, but so is Jaws.
I would have to agree with that list. I would point out though that one movie that should've been on that list, Psycho, was infamously remade. You can call it a horror movie, but so is Jaws.
9:35AM on 06/30/2015
When Back to the Future is rebooted, Michael J. Foxs character will just be a talking hover board
When Back to the Future is rebooted, Michael J. Foxs character will just be a talking hover board
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9:24AM on 06/30/2015

Great stories are meant to be retold

To say that a movie or story can never be remade is so fucking ridiculous it's absurd. If it were up to you "purist", we would all be in colonized villages brainwashed in watching the same shit for all of eternity. We would be still watching Nosferatu, the original Wolfman, West Side Story and the 1989 Batman. We would have no Craig as Bond (arguably the best) and no Titanic, It's so ignorant to think that your version of something is absolutely the only version that can ever be told because
To say that a movie or story can never be remade is so fucking ridiculous it's absurd. If it were up to you "purist", we would all be in colonized villages brainwashed in watching the same shit for all of eternity. We would be still watching Nosferatu, the original Wolfman, West Side Story and the 1989 Batman. We would have no Craig as Bond (arguably the best) and no Titanic, It's so ignorant to think that your version of something is absolutely the only version that can ever be told because you loved it as a kid and everyone till the end of time should only watch that version and it can never be reimagined by another, maybe even more creative artist. I absolutely love the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY. I watch them annually with the family, and we have a great time. But we always talk about the possibilities of someone remaking them with a fresh coat of paint. We find it fun to imagine the possible outcome. I think a lot of you forgot the word fun. And if they fail, so be it. Someone else will come along and try, and someone after that, and so on and so on. We're only here a short time on earth, so stop wasting it worshiping things. I for one look forward to the day they remake CITIZEN KANE, because then, any and every film is up for grabs and I can stop hearing this silly notion that certain films are untouchable.
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10:31AM on 06/30/2015
1) You're right that movies can be re-told, but they have to be re-imaginings. The'30s DRACULA and WEST SIDE STORY were different from NOSFERATU and ROMEO & JULIET. Zemeckis said that because most modern remakes are just the same movie all over again.
2) The BATMAN and 007 movies that followed were reboots, not remakes.
3) The Titanic tragedy really happened. Making more than 1 movie about it doesn't mean it's a remake, specially if it doesn't have the same characters.
4) Most people hated
1) You're right that movies can be re-told, but they have to be re-imaginings. The'30s DRACULA and WEST SIDE STORY were different from NOSFERATU and ROMEO & JULIET. Zemeckis said that because most modern remakes are just the same movie all over again.
2) The BATMAN and 007 movies that followed were reboots, not remakes.
3) The Titanic tragedy really happened. Making more than 1 movie about it doesn't mean it's a remake, specially if it doesn't have the same characters.
4) Most people hated THE WOLFMAN 2010, so it's not a very good arguement.
8:03PM on 06/30/2015
A remake is different from a sequel is different from a reboot. In some way it's still implied, in a convoluted sort of way, maybe James Bond has been the same agent for fifty-three years. Or different agents every time. I mean, the same M that handled Brosnan dealt with Craig.

What makes Citizen Kane and Casablanca iconic are the things that can't be replaced. The filmmaking style. The famous quotes. Any remake of Casablanca would still want to incorporate "Here's looking at you, kid." And
A remake is different from a sequel is different from a reboot. In some way it's still implied, in a convoluted sort of way, maybe James Bond has been the same agent for fifty-three years. Or different agents every time. I mean, the same M that handled Brosnan dealt with Craig.

What makes Citizen Kane and Casablanca iconic are the things that can't be replaced. The filmmaking style. The famous quotes. Any remake of Casablanca would still want to incorporate "Here's looking at you, kid." And that would be a mistake, because only Bogart could make that line not sound like someone quoting Bogart. Would you really want a BTTF that went back to the '70s? The '80s? They wouldn't go back to the '50s unless Marty almost slept with his grandma.
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8:33AM on 06/30/2015

He is 100% right

It will get remade eventually. It's an established brand, that means money, Hollywood doesn't care about anything else.
It will get remade eventually. It's an established brand, that means money, Hollywood doesn't care about anything else.
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5:58AM on 06/30/2015

Jaws

Should never be remade.
Should never be remade.
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3:43AM on 06/30/2015
I hope that Zemeckis will live forever so that he can prevent a reboot of BTTF for all times.
I hope that Zemeckis will live forever so that he can prevent a reboot of BTTF for all times.
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1:39AM on 06/30/2015
I will literally shit bricks if the thought of a Back to the Future remake comes about, look at the reaction to the Ghostbusters remake/reboot whatever it is. You wanna talk about a more beloved franchise, it's BTTF.
I will literally shit bricks if the thought of a Back to the Future remake comes about, look at the reaction to the Ghostbusters remake/reboot whatever it is. You wanna talk about a more beloved franchise, it's BTTF.
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2:53AM on 06/30/2015
No you wouldn't
No you wouldn't
11:43PM on 06/29/2015
Just as vital as Jurassic Park was/is in being one of the first films that really made me appreciate movies and movie making in general. Hope to see it never, ever remade.
Just as vital as Jurassic Park was/is in being one of the first films that really made me appreciate movies and movie making in general. Hope to see it never, ever remade.
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11:27PM on 06/29/2015
Let's hope Back To The Future will not be remade or rebooted EVER.
Let's hope Back To The Future will not be remade or rebooted EVER.
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11:04PM on 06/29/2015
Zemeckis is the man and his statement relieves me to no end.

"you can save one film from being remade for all of time...."
Ghostbusters. Yeah, I know...
Zemeckis is the man and his statement relieves me to no end.

"you can save one film from being remade for all of time...."
Ghostbusters. Yeah, I know...
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10:56PM on 06/29/2015
I almost had a heart attack.
I almost had a heart attack.
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10:56PM on 06/29/2015
What a great question. The Godfather?
What a great question. The Godfather?
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7:31AM on 06/30/2015
On that note... I did wish Francis would consider going ahead with Puzo's original plan of making a part 4 though. It could totally work and stay canon with the original cast actually. Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored to be up for a young Santino a long time ago and the film would use part 2's (which is mostly everyone's favorite) format of going between the past and present. Part 4 would use that same dynamic to show a young Sonny and how he rose the ranks while depicting an older Vincent
On that note... I did wish Francis would consider going ahead with Puzo's original plan of making a part 4 though. It could totally work and stay canon with the original cast actually. Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored to be up for a young Santino a long time ago and the film would use part 2's (which is mostly everyone's favorite) format of going between the past and present. Part 4 would use that same dynamic to show a young Sonny and how he rose the ranks while depicting an older Vincent carrying on the Corleone legacy in the present. Al Pacino could come back as Michael mentoring Vincent in a flashback capacity and Robert DeNiro could play Vito again in the young Sonny scenes. Technically it could work and Bob playing Vito wouldn't be that much of a stretch in the audience's minds. I think they'd accept Robert playing him again after Marlon. So yeah. Make it a cinematic masterpiece, shoot with the same scope and vision... There you go. It could work.
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10:08PM on 06/29/2015
I wouldn't want to have Back to the Future redone, it's a wonderful film.

"you can save one film from being remade for all of time...."

The Princess Bride
I wouldn't want to have Back to the Future redone, it's a wonderful film.

"you can save one film from being remade for all of time...."

The Princess Bride
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1:07AM on 06/30/2015
I'd have to agree....remaking The Princess Bride would be a travesty
I'd have to agree....remaking The Princess Bride would be a travesty
6:25PM on 06/30/2015
I didn't see that before posting. But at least I wasn't the only one.
I didn't see that before posting. But at least I wasn't the only one.
9:54PM on 06/30/2015
A travesty alright, there's some films that should just be left alone. That's alright Ulysses, and I'm sure there are plenty of fans that feel the same way.
A travesty alright, there's some films that should just be left alone. That's alright Ulysses, and I'm sure there are plenty of fans that feel the same way.
10:07PM on 06/29/2015
Fuck yea. SJW's unite!!!!
Fuck yea. SJW's unite!!!!
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11:25AM on 06/30/2015
No context. A little over the top
No context. A little over the top
2:43PM on 06/30/2015
Somebody's off their meds.
Somebody's off their meds.
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10:06PM on 06/29/2015
I hope these men never die then.
I'm getting sick of the remakes in place of genuine, original concepts.
I hope these men never die then.
I'm getting sick of the remakes in place of genuine, original concepts.
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10:03PM on 06/29/2015

no BTTF remakes?

wait, then what HTTM (Hot Tub Time Machine)?
wait, then what HTTM (Hot Tub Time Machine)?
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