The actor also paid tribute to the franchise’s loyal fans describing them as ‘the most genuine people I’ve met’.
Michael J Fox joined his fellow Back To The Future cast members in London this weekend, to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary at the capital’s Film and Comic-Con convention. Released in July 1985 the time-travelling adventure would go on to become the year’s highest grossing film taking $383million worldwide and spawning two sequels.
Back To The Future celebrated its 30th anniversary this weekend at London Comic-Con.
Fox was joined at the convention by co-stars including Christopher Lloyd, who played Marty’s inventor friend Dr Emmett Brown, Lea Thompson who was Marty’s mother Lorraine and Claudia Wells, who played Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer in the first film.
The director of the 1985 classic and its two sequels would veto any attempt to reboot the original, according to a new interview.
Despite our current mania for ‘80s reboots, it seems that there’s one classic movie from that golden decade that won’t be getting a new lease of life on the big screen. Director Robert Zemeckis has insisted that he would block any attempt to remake his 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future if such an idea were ever floated.
The 63 year old spoke to The Telegraph’s movie reviewer Robbie Collin on Monday (June 29th), and admitted that, while such a reboot would undoubtedly be extremely lucrative, it would only happen over his dead body. Quite literally, as it happens, as the original contracts with Universal and Amblin for the first movie states that Zemeckis and his co-writer Bob Gale have control over any BTTF movies until their deaths.
Director Robert Zemeckis is not keen on a 'Back To The Future' remake
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On 7th August, 1974, one man chose to walk a high-wire between the two buildings of the World Trade Centre. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an adrenaline junkie who loves to walk across the highest ropes he can, and coming from France to America shows him a new chance to start over, and break records. With the help of his team, he intends to set up something highly illegal and incredibly dangerous, to prove the possibilities mankind is capable of. But with this great feat set in motion, the question steadily begins to grow as to whether he will actually accomplish it.
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Pitt is going back to World War II for his next project.
It looks as if Brad Pitt’s next project will be a ‘romantic thriller’ coming from Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis. The film will be produced by Paramount and New Regency, who confirmed Pitt’s casting on Friday.
Pitt has signed on to the World War II romantic thriller
Little is known about the as yet untitled movie so far, other than that it is set during World War II and is said to be ‘epic’ in scope. The script has been written by Steven Knight who just penned Pitt’s World War Z sequel which is currently in development.
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In the teaser trailer for the upcoming biographical Robert Zemeckis movie, 'The Walk', Joseph Gordon-Levitt is almost unrecognisable. The Twin Towers, on the other hand, are not.
On the morning of 7th August, 1974, French high-wire artist, Philippe Petit, made an incredible journey, as he flew into the record books with the record of the highest high-wire walk at the time. For 45 minutes, he walked back and forth along an eight-meter-long wire, 1350 feet from the ground, between the - then new -World Trade Centre Towers.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte Le Bon in the planning stages of the walk
In 2008, the UK made a documentary about Petit's walk, entitled 'Man on a Wire'. Now, 40-years on from the insane and unauthorised stunt, director Robert Zemeckis ('Who Framed Rodger Rabbit', 'Back to the Future', 'Forrest Gump', 'Cast Away', you get the idea.) is working on a new biographical film, 'The Walk', looking into the life and aspirations of Petit and the walk that made him famous.
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French artist Philippe Petit made history in 1974 for his death-defying high-wire feat in New York, where he performed a series of tricks across a cable that was rigged between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Having been learning to command a tightrope since the tender age of 16, by the time he was 25 he was ready to shock the world with his extraordinary courage and ability in what was possibly one of the most dangerous stunts in human history. Not only that, but his walk actually turned out to be completely unauthorised; a feat of trespassing that took Philippe hours and hours of planning and careful deception. However, when it came down to it, seeing just how much he thrilled the crowd that gathered in the streets below, he was naturally let off all charges by an impressed judge.
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The iconic films are heading to London's West End
Back to The Future is the latest cult franchise to be in line for a theatre reimagining; this time, it’s a musical. It’ll hit the West End in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the film. Robert Zemeckis – the director of the original movies - Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd will provide the writing for the project, while the latter is set to direct.
Michael J. Fox is the enduring face of Back to The Future
Music and lyrics will come from composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter/record-producer Glen Ballard. “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 Friday.
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.
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Not only is a musical version in the works, it's been in the works for a full decade.
Great Scott! Just two years after Bob Gale played down the idea of aBack to the Futuremusical on Broadway, Marty McFly will instead be resurrected in the West End. Way to lead fans off the scent! According to /FILM, Gale and Robert Zemeckis are working with Amblin, Universal Stage Productions (Wicked, Billy Elliot), and producer Colin Ingram on the stage production.
Jamie Lloyd has been recruited to direct the musical.
Alan Silvestri has been drafted to write the music, while Jamie Lloyd will direct. Gale released a statement announcing the project via BTTF.net, in which he expressed a desire to keep the musical as faithful to the films as possible. As for that “no Broadway musical” spiel, it was a classic diversion move – Gale and Zemekis have been working on the musical the whole time.
Set in 1947, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' is the story of how cartoon characters known as 'toons' can interact with the living human society. However, after compromising pictures of the human owner of Toontown and Hollywood toon star Roger Rabbit's wife Jessica emerge, he is set up for his subsequent grisly murder and things get tense between the toon world and the real world. Toon hating detective Eddie Valiant is hired to investigate but winds up helping Roger after discovering that he is being framed for a crime he didn't commit. His investigations lead him to the mysterious Judge Doom who's own nature in the toon community is formidable with having found a way to destroy them.
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With another deeply committed performance, Washington brings badly needed complexity to what is otherwise a contrived, overstated drama about addiction. It helps that the film is directed by Zemeckis as a kind of companion piece to his last live-action movie, 2000's Cast Away, another film about a man whose life is dramatically changed by a plane crash. Although here he's lost in a wilderness of substance abuse.
Washington plays Whip, a veteran commercial pilot who fills his days with women, alcohol and drugs. Even when he's flying a plane full of passengers. On a routine flight from Orlando to Atlanta, a catastrophic malfunction sends his airliner hurtling toward the ground, prompting an outrageously inventive reaction that saves 96 of the 102 lives on board. Then the investigators discover that he had both alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time. His union rep (Greenwood) hires a high-powered lawyer (Cheadle) to represent him, but Whip doesn't even try to straighten up until he meets young junkie Nicole (Reilly), who's serious about cleaning up her life.
The main problem here is that Gatins' script completely misses the point of his own story, never remotely touching on the central theme of a flawed hero who has no real moral compass. So drugs are the villain; it has nothing to do with Whip's personal failings. Instead, the script just uses a variety of contrived characters to confront him with his drug problems until he finally cracks under all this pressure. Fortunately, Washington is excellent as the high-functioning addict, and the supporting cast is solid in providing whatever element Gatins needs at the moment: Cheadle's straight-arrow efficiency, Reilly's hopeful anguish and Greenwood's steadfast friendship, plus scene-stealer Goodman as Whip's hilariously honest dealer-buddy and Leo as a ruthlessly tenacious investigator.
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Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence battle over Best Actress, Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis meet over Best Actor And Anne Hathaway favorite for Best Supporting Actress. While Iceman (James Franco, Winona Ryder) and Mud (Matthew McConnaughey and Reese Witherspoon) Trailers Hit The Web.
It's awards season for the film industry, so it's no coincidence that most stories this week centre on actors and filmmakers who are up for a variety of statuettes. Last Sunday's Golden Globes are increasingly seen as a little more than a promotional opportunity for hopeful Oscar nominees, and since they have winners in both drama and musical/comedy categories, they can spread the love around more than other groups. Unlike most years, there is no movie poised to sweep the Oscars this year.
Although Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty is gaining on her, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook is the front-runner for Best Actress. Facing a huge crowd of fans, she stopped to sign autographs and pose for photos on her way to David Letterman's show this week.