With "Back to the Future" celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the recent success of various reboots and sequels to '80s and '90s films, it's natural to ponder the possibility of a remake of the 1985 classic.
To that, director Robert Zemeckis says: Over my dead body!
In an interview with the U.K. Telegraph, Zemeckis was very clear about the prospects of another "Back to the Future" film.
"Oh, God no. That can't happen until both Bob [Gale] and I are dead," he said. "And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it."
Zemeckis and Gale wrote "Back to the Future" together, and the former directed it. Their contracts on the film give them veto rights over any related films for as long as they both live. That's not the case on another Zemeckis-directed movie, "Romancing the Stone," a remake of which has been in the works for several years. But he was just a gun for hire on that movie and has "no power over that."
The director, though, is clearly not a fan of remaking movies. "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?"
Don't put ideas into Hollywood's head, Bob.
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