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No 'Back to the Future' remakes, director swears over his dead body. That's heavy!



Remakes? Where we're going, we don't need remakes. Back to the Future fans can take a deep breath. Your mother doesn't have the hots for you. There's no problem with the Earth's gravitational pull in the future. Chuck Berry never had a cousin named Marvin. Darth Vader isn't from the Planet Vulcan.

And there will be NO REMAKE of Back to the Future while Robert Zemeckis is alive.

Zemekis, who directed the original 1985 movie and its sequels, told the U.K. Telegraph this week that as one of the two rights holders of the film, he will refuse to approve any remake of the '80s classic. (Co-writer Bob Gale is the other rights holder.)

"That can’t happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it," Zemeckis said. "I mean, to me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying 'Let's remake Citizen Kane.' "

Another reason Zemeckis is against any remake: It probably couldn't include Michael J. Fox, who has cut down considerably on his acting roles in the last 20 years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:17pm]


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