‘Back to the Future’ Director on Possible Remake: ‘Oh, God No’
Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis has voiced his opinion on the possibility of a remake or reboot loud and clear…and it ain’t gonna happen.
63-year-old Zemeckis directed the original film, as well as its two sequels, and was open and honest about how he feels about the possibility of a remake of the 1985 classic, which starred a young Michael J. Fox and legendary actor Christopher Lloyd.
Read exactly what he told The Telegraph about whether or not fans can expect him to jump aboard the reboot train that seems to be rolling through Hollywood right now:
Oh, God no,” the 63-year-old director told the Telegraph, when asked if – as one of the two rights holders to the original film, along with co-writer Bob Gale – he would ever consider signing off on a remake.
“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?”
Well, he was pretty clear about that huh?
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