Back to the Future

Robert Zemeckis Will Not Allow a Back to the Future Reboot

Robert Zemeckis, the celebrated director of the Back to the Future movies among other films, recently interviewed with The Telegraph. One of the questions involved the possibility of the Back to the Future franchise ever being retold or reiterated on like so many other famous properties.

“Oh, God no.” Well that’s clear enough. Fortunately for Zemeckis, he and his co-writer for the film, Bob Gale still hold the rights to the original film.

“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?”

Of course, the reasons one would want to remake Back to the Future are obvious. It’s a pre-sold title for the film’s large and devoted fans and would rake in the dough.

I agree with Zemeckis. The original still holds up perfectly well as exactly what it sets out to be. Do you agree with Zemeckis? What about a continuation of the original trilogy’s story? Let us know in the comments.