Back to the Future: Will Get NO REMAKES According to Director Zemekis

     In a bit of truly tremendous film news, the Back to the Future's time-traveling trilogy director Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale have thwarted all attempts to reboot the franchise.

     “Oh, God no,” Zemeckis told The Telegraph. “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."
     As the pair hold the rights to the film, in accordance with their contracts with Amblin Ent. and Universal Pictures, they hold the final say on ANY Back to the Future films and they've decided that the film(s) are too good to even think about remaking.  So much so, Zemeckis hopes that his estate will find a way to continue to block the attempts at remaking them after he's died and the rights are distributed.

     Zemeckis has made it clear that for at least the duration of the rest of his life there will be NO remake of the 1985 classic, and Gale has made it obvious that there couldn't really be another Marty McFly, another Back to the Future, without the great Michael J. Fox.  It just wouldn't be the same.
     All of us fans can rest easy knowing that Hollywood can't hope to ruin at least one great franchise.  Back to the Future can remain in its cinematic perfection without fear of being tarnished any time soon.

     Zemeckis also mentioned his disappointment at not being able to stop another of his classics from (currently) being remade- the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner romantic adventure-comedy Romancing the Stone.  That's just one more film franchise that should be left alone.

     Source [ The Telegraph ]

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