Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back to the Future reboot? remake?

 Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the creators of the Harold & Kumar franchise and directors of upcoming American Reunion, have recently been quoted saying they’d like to remake Back to the Future

Deadline broke the news of the deal but Moviehole got the quote out of the young filmmakers. Here’s Hurwitz:
We want Back to the Future, just come out and say it. That’s our favorite trilogy. We’re always having this conversation….
Scholssberg continues:
I wouldn’t want to do it now because people would be like, ‘Oh, there’s no way it will be as good as the original.’ But 30 years from now when Spielberg’s like 90 and those guys are kind of on their way out, and those movies just look really old because we’re watching movies that are old, literally in two dimensions or something, it would be great to have all these classics that you’re able to remake.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bob Gale talks Back to the Future

Back to the Future is apparently going to be hitting its 27th anniversary this summer.

Back to the Future was written by Bob Gale and Bob Zemeckis.

From Bob Gale: "I love it, are you kidding me?," Gale says. "It's amazing enough to have a hit movie, ever, in yourcareer. To have one that has stood the test of time the way Back to the Future seems to have is absolutely amazing. And it's so gratifying. Everybody loves the story of someone who has a passion project that nobody wants to make, and everybody's still talking about it decades later."

Back to the Future received over 40 rejections before it was made, but Gale also says, "We'd never get anywhere with it today. We had a hard enough time getting Back to the Future made when we did. The thing that really got the movie made was that Bob Zemeckis had a hit film with Romancing the Stone, and then people were ready to be in business with him and make a movie he wanted to make. In the early days when we wrote the script, Steven Spielberg liked it, and (producer and former head of Fox) Joe Roth liked it. Everybody else didn't get it. The mix of genres we had in there, which is one of the things that makes the movie great, would be even harder to do today. Everybody wants things that fit into certain pigeonholes."