'Back To The Future' Will Return On Stage As London West End Musical
1985's 'Back To The Future' will mark its 30th anniversary by returning as a musical on London's West End.
After nearly 30 years 'Back To The Future' is set to return, but this time as a stage production.
The sci-fi comedy franchise, starring a young Michael J. Fox, is set to return as a musical on London's West End in 2015, which marks the 30th anniversary of the first film, according to the Associated Press.
The movie's original screen writers, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, have partnered with British director Jamie Lloyd to pen the production.
The producers have also acquired composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard to create new music and lyrics for the show.
The stage version will be adapting the 1985 film, and is also aiming to include all the futuristic gadgets that captured the audience's attention when first released.
"The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience," Lloyd said in a statement.
The first instalment of the franchise follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he travels back 30 years in time via the DeLorean, a time machine invented by his close friend Dr. Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.
McFly unintentionally gets involved in his parents high school romance and becomes very close to causing a monumental disaster in the pace-time continuum which threatens his, and his family's, very existence.
Since the film garnered $381 million at the worldwide box office, two sequels were made, 'Back to the Future Part II' in 1989 and 'Back to the Future Part III' in 1990.
The stage production's producers will consist of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, Colin Ingram, Universal Stage Productions, Donovan Mannato and CJ E&M.
If the musical proves to be successful, a Broadway run will be considered.
Michael J. Fox starred as 'Marty McFly' in the original film