Hey, you want a moment of mixed screaming fear / BLINDING, ALL-CONSUMING RAGE?

Here you go: ‘Back to the Future reboot.’ Which is apparently NOT HAPPENING; it was a joke done by this webcomic.  I mention this because I just spent five minutes frantically checking the Internet making sure that this movie would not happen, because I couldn’t figure out why they hadn’t tried this [expletive deleted] already.  It turns out it’s because Bob Gale (co-writer, co-producer) and Robert Zemeckis (co-writer, director) literally said “Over our dead bodies:”

Back in June [2015], the Oscar-winning director told the UK Telegraph that in regards to rebooting the Back To The Future trilogy onscreen, “That can’t happen until both Bob (Gale) and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.”

So that’s pretty much that.

Moe Lane

PS: I dunno why I freaked out over this and not about a Ghostbusters reboot, either.

5 thoughts on “Hey, you want a moment of mixed screaming fear / BLINDING, ALL-CONSUMING RAGE?”

  1. Because it would be a mess of social commentary? Back to the Future, as much as it is an 80’s movie, is also rooted in the 50s. Due to that, it is also an unquestionably optimistic, but also nostalgic movie.

    Nowadays, they would probably go back to the 60s from today and that would have all sorts of problems.

      1. Yup, and Martina McFly would hook up with her mother and instead of Rock and Roll, she’d be teaching them (in)tolerance and progressive politics, in the evil Reagan era…

  2. Moe:
    There’s much that could be done, and done well, by competent screenwriters with the premise, as long as it was a CONTINUATION of the series and not a reboot. Explore how different actual 2015 was from the predicted one, play with how Doc’s shenanigans post Part III messed with the time streams, etc.

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