Last year was 2015, the furthest point in the future that our time travel friends from Back to the Future journeyed to in the epic trilogy. It’s enough to make you think about the possibility of a reboot. Think about it! What a great homage would it be to remake Back to the Future? Set it today with a new Marty McFly going back to the 80s and meeting his parents then, in the era the original movie is set in. It’s an idea, admittedly, that’s not likely to fly, especially with the producer of the original movie series. In fact, the phrase, “Over my dead body” comes to mind.
“Yeah [we won’t reboot Back To The Future], as long as I have my say,” Frank Marshall told Yahoo Movies UK. “No, that one exists just like E.T. — we’re never touching those. I love watching it. But how about we almost got the Chicago Cubs victory right?!”
Marshall seems to be as impressed as the rest of us that the screenplay for Back to the Future Part II was one year off about a Cubs World championship, but getting back to the point, this seems pretty emphatic. Of course, the only people talking publicly with any regularity about a Back to the Future reboot or continuation are journalists asking the people involved with Back to the Future the question.
It’s a moot point anyway because Marshall is only the second line of defense. Back to the Future director and co-screenwriter Robert Zemeckis said last year that any further production would literally have to wait for him to be a corpse. “That can’t happen until both [co-screenwriter] Bob [Gale] and I are dead,” he told the Telegraph. “And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.”
Hopefully, that lays to rest the question. At least until Zemeckis, Gale and Marshall are laid to rest.
Source: Cinema Blend