Hold your hands up if you want a Back To The Future remake? Anyone… anyone? I didn’t think so. Fear not, it isn’t going to happen…
There are about five people in the world who want a Back To The Future remake. Statistically speaking. One is probably a desperate studio exec wanting a quick-fix box office winner. I don’t know what the other four do for a living. The fact is, I don’t care. And I don’t like any one of them.
Thankfully, any chance of a Back To The Future remake or reboot is dead in the water after original producer Frank Marshall said that it was one of those untouchable classics.
For me, it should be untouchable. Just like The Exorcist and Jaws, Back To The Future needs no reboot. Indeed, it needs no introduction. It’s a seminal piece of work; a brilliant fantasy adventure that, despite its 30-year-old special effects, still looks great today.
At a push you could consider a sequel in some form to “reboot” the series that way, but a Back To The Future remake is about as appealing as a disemboweling.
But don’t fret fellow Back To The Future fans as the man who needs to give the green light had this to say: “As long as I have my say [it’s safe]. That one exists just like ET – we’re never touching those,” said Marshall in an interview with Yahoo Movies.
Marshall’s feelings echo those of Bob Gale, who wrote the film with director Robert Zemeckis. He told Yahoo Movies in 2014 that he’d seen a number of sequels made to films released many years ago and few were good. “I don’t think I can name one that’s any good, that lives up to the originals. I don’t think you can recapture it,” he said.