Robert Zemeckis says no to 'Back to the Future' reboot

By Alexandra Herrera  |  June 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- In Hollywood, where reboots are the norm Robert Zemeckis would rather Back to the Future never get a remake or reboot in his lifetime or the next.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award-winning director knows it may happen after he and his co-writer, Bob Gale, die, but hopes both of their estates would be able to stop a reboot or any other films from being made.

Zemeckis has said no to continuing the trilogy in the past, and is even more adamant about a remake. The Telegraph reported that under the original 1984 contract with Universal and Amblin Studios, Zemeckis and Gale said they would have final say if any other films should go into production.

In the interview, Zemeckis also felt making another Back to the Future without Michael J. Fox, who played Marty McFly ,would just not work. It would be like making another Citizen Kane and finding someone else to play Kane, he says.

Fox, who has cut back on acting since the early 2000s due to his Parkinson's, wouldn't be able to return for any reboots even if Zemeckis allowed it.

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