Robert Zemeckis Will Not Allow 'Back to the Future' Remake, Unless He's Dead

June 30, 2015


Though nothing will make up for the fact that it's 2015 and our only hoverboard is a prototype you can only use on a special surface, Back to the Future fans can at least take solace in that there won't be a remake of the film any time soon.

Speaking to The Telegraph, director Robert Zemeckis has just reassured us all that Back to the Future, Part III will remain the biggest affront to the Back to the Future brand--at least so long as as he and co-writer Bob Gale are still alive.

Asked if he'd consider a remake of his 1985 original, Zemeckis said, "Oh, God no. 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.

"I mean, to me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying, 'Let's remake Citizen Kane.'"

Because as they say, what is Back to the Future if not the Citizen Kane of speculative oedipal fiction?

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