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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back to the Future Remake Imminent

I hang my head today as I report to you the worst news in the history of news.

A Back to the Future remake starring Shia LaBeouf is rumored. It will be directed by Steven Spielberg, a producer of the original trilogy.

Honestly, it almost seems like an insult to Robert Zemeckis. The guy is still alive.

I think I'll go kill myself now.

This may have been an April Fools joke. God, I hope so.


Chris Cookson said...

Shia? really? Michael Cera would be better for this role.

JC Elizondo said...

Doesnt matter who is playing it. This movie should not be made. Period.

I hope that if it does get made that a huge fan campaign promotes a boycott of the film. Big enough that Spielberg looses money and realizes into what he has turned. (it would have to be the biggest in history bigger than the christians boycotting Rosemary's Baby but hey hopefully it happens)

Ezra Edmond said...

I say who cares. It could always be a continuation in the modern day which would be interesting and also

No one is forcing you to see it.

Anonymous said...

Jason Earles from Hannah Montanna who plays her brother and is like 30 something in real life sort of looks like Michael J. Fox. He would be perfect for the part of a NEW Marty McFly or sibling of Marty McFly (depending on how they take / continue the storyline).

JF Bates said...

I'll join you with the suicide idea. When I first heard this news, I was stunned to silence. A friend with me trashed his kitchen, including destroying the laptop we read it on.

I'm going to go ahead and whole heartedly agree with JC on this one. This is one set of movies that should NOT be touched. At LEAST not for another few years. It would be like trying to remake Star Wars. I shudder at the very thought of it.

@ Ezra: Interesting? Possibly. Except that anything they tried to do with it would fail miserably in comparison to the greatness of the original three. And you're absolutely correct, nobody would force us to see it, however we would have to endure listening to people talk about it, seeing pictures of it everywhere, watch trailers of it on TV. We would be forced to sit by and watch as a fantastic trilogy we know and love for what it is gets destroyed by modern CGI and actors who would never live up to their predecessors. There is no way I would NOT go insane.

Anonymous said...

If Arnie is US President in 2015 then a BTTF remake would be justified solely by the following dialogue: 1985 Doc: "So who's President in 1985?"
2015 Marty: "Arnold Schwarzenegger"
1985 Doc: "THE ACTOR?!"

Anonymous said...

Why can't Hollywood just leave the classics alone!? Please don't do this! Has anyone seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? What a piece of crap that movie was, pretty much any remake ever. Just don't do it!

Anonymous said...

Get a life. It was an April Fools Joke!!

Anonymous said...

I have no issues with remakes an entertain any attempt for someone else to tell the same story.
Granted i love the original trilogy myself but i still think some remakes were just as good as the original, ie. gone in 60 seconds wasnt horrible it was pretty good for a remake and star trek was again another good one.

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