Thursday 27 April 2017

'It's like saying 'Let's remake Citizen Kane'' - Robert Zemeckis won't allow a remake of Back to the Future

BACK TO THE FUTURE 11 STARS MICHAEL J.FOX
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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

For film fans tired of seeing their classic 80s and 90s movie favourites being remade and rebooted, Robert Zemeckis has some good news.

The director has vowed that Back to the Future will never be remade - as long as he is alive, and hopefully after that too.

Speaking to The Telegraph about the possibility of signing off on a remake with co-writer Bob Gale, he said, “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?”

Zemeckis (63) and Gale (64) won an Oscar nomination for writing for the original screenplay and they both have final say on whether or not any more Back to the Future films are made thanks to water-tight contracts they signed with Universal back in 1984, prior to the first film's release.

Despite the fact it would be a sure-fire hit, he is still determined to avoid going down the route of films like Jurassic World which builds on the success of the 1993 original.

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