Sick of seeing all of your favorite films be remade or recast? Sure, Mad Max Fury Road was awesome, but that was one in a million! Any film with an already existing fan base is on the chopping block to be remade and Back to the Future is no exception. Seeing maybe the greatest science fiction/comedy/action/bromance movie ever made be rebooted for the sake of a few dollars is awful to think about but luckily, thanks to the director of the three films, Robert Zemeckis and his co-writer Bob Gale, it won’t happen anytime soon.
Co-writer of the BTTF films Bob Gale with director/co-writer of the films Robert Zemeckis
According to Zemeckis, he had a clause in his contract when Universal agreed to produce his script. The clause stated that the film could not be recreated or remade without he or Bob Gale’s consent. And considering Zemeckis thinks the movie is already perfect (maybe because IT IS), the movie will never be touched. That is, unless he and Bob Gale pass away, which at that point, Universal could do what they want with it. Until then, it’s hands off!
“That can’t happen until both (co-writer) 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.
“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?”
So, for now, rest easy film buffs. Back to the Future is safe for hopefully a few more decades with Robert Zemeckis at age 63 and Bob Gale at age 64. Please live forever, fellas. Please live forever.