The Back To The Future films, which came out between 1985 and 1990, have found a way to be timeless, which is fitting when you consider their premise. The Robert Zemeckis films are still an active part of the pop culture vernacular, and Back To The Future II in particular has had a knack for working itself into timely real-life events lately.
The movie has come up a lot these last two years as it seemingly predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series (the Cubbies made it to the playoffs last year, but actually won it this year, so the film was off by a year). And lots of folks have had a good laugh about the idea that Back To The Future II seemingly predicted that Biff Tannen (Donald Trump) would become the President of The United States of America one day.
Maybe that’s why no one’s in a hurry to remake, reboot, or sequel-ize the Back To The Future franchise. While some classics suffer from feeling like relics of the time in which they were made, the Michael J. Fox series has found a way to be relevant some 26 years after the release of its final chapter.
I’m sure you’ll remember that Zemeckis, who directed all three, made a somewhat morbid declaration last year that the Back To The Future films will not be remade as long as he’s alive (at which point I suggested we all pitch in to make sure he lives his life surrounded by bodyguards and doctors). But now producer Frank Marshall, who recently worked on the reboot/relaunch of the Jurassic Park franchise, chimed in on that very topic.
“Yeah [we wonâ€™t reboot â€˜Back To The Futureâ€™], as long as I have my say. No, that one exists just like â€˜E.T.â€™ â€“ weâ€™re never touching those. I love watching [them],” Marshall told Yahoo! Movies. “But how about we almost got the Chicago Cubs victory, right?!”
So it seems that Back To The Future remains safe…for now.
SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies