head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
Robert Zemeckis Says ‘Back To The Future’ Remake Will Not Happen While He’s Alive
The Movie God   |  @   |  

Back to the Future

In a movie world dominated by sequels and reboots and remakes, director Robert Zemeckis has made something very clear: you will not see his beloved 1985 time travel classic Back to the Future getting the remake treatment. At least not while he still lives and breathes.

Back in 1984, the contract signed by Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale with Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment included their right to deny any future sequels or other related movies. When asked whether he would ever agree to a remake by The Telegraph, Zemeckis replied “Oh, God no.”

Continue reading to see what else he had to say.

He continued:

“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?”

Gale was also asked about future entries in the series back in 2008, responding that it’d never be the same if the movie didn’t star Michael J. Fox:

“The idea of making another Back to the Future movie without Michael J. Fox — you know, that’s like saying, ‘I’m going to cook you a steak dinner and I’m going to hold the beef.'”

Despite adamantly denying that a remake will happen in his lifetime (and hopefully long past that), Zemeckis is well-aware of how profitable a new Back to the Future could be if it happened. Much like Jurassic World, the latest entry in the Jurassic Park franchise that’s made $1.2 billion worldwide so far—the 8th highest grossing movie of all time worldwide and 5th highest grossing domestically (and climbing)—it would be considered something called a “pre-sold title,” a movie all but guaranteed to make large sums of cash.

Zemeckis also spoke on this, saying:

“Pre-sold title, that’s the reason. But can you imagine them getting skewered?”

Do you ever want to see Back to the Future remade, or another sequel made with someone new starring?

[Source: The Telegraph]


  1. No im tired of seeing my childhood put through the grinder

    Comment by Jonathan Perry — June 30, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

  2. Please stop the re-makes and re-boots!!!! Get something original…..

    Comment by Bytor — July 20, 2015 @ 9:19 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Topics: Movies, News, Remakes
Previous Article
Next Article
You may have noticed that we're now AD FREE! Please support Geeks of Doom by using the Amazon Affiliate link above. All of our proceeds from the program go toward maintaining this site.
Geeks of Doom on Twitter Geeks of Doom on Facebook Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
2023  ·   2022  ·   2021  ·   2020  ·   2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·  
2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2023 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
About | Privacy Policy | Contact