** UPDATE - Jon Hurwitz now claims that they were joking about re-making Back to the Future. In a tweet sent to /Film, Hurwitz said, "...we were joking around and it was taken out of context. Nobody respects BTTF more than us." /Film strung together a series of tweets from Hurwitz, which you can read here.
With American Reunion set to hit theaters next week and their Harold and Kumar franchise safely enshrined in cult movie hall of fame (with a 3D movie to boot), writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg inked a deal earlier this week with Universal Pictures.
Their two-year deal allows them shuffle through Universal's vast library of films and remake or re-imagine films that pique their interest.
When asked by Moviehole if there was one franchise they'd like to resurrect, the duo said, "Back to the Future. That's our favorite trilogy."
Fans of the time traveling franchise need not worry though as Schlossberg added, "I wouldn't want to do it now because people would be like, 'Oh, there's no way it will be as good as the original.' But 30 years from now when Spielberg's, like, 90 and those guys are kind of on their way out, and those movies just look really old because we're watching movies that are old, literally in two dimensions or something, it would be great to have all these classic that you're able to remake."
Having said that, the duo say their eyeing sequels as opposed to remakes.
"I personally would prefer a sequel unless it's something that is so old that the general movie going public hasn't really seen the movie, and then you could consider it a reboot."
Granted, it's going to be a very long time before Back to the Future gets remade, especially with producer Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg and director Rob Zemeckis retaining the rights to the movie. That been said, do you trust this beloved franchise in the hands of Hurwitz and Schlossberg or should some movies just be left alone?
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LEAVE THE MOVIES ALONE!!!!!!!!!! YOU CANNOT REPLACE M.J. FOX OR CHRISTOPHER LLOYD! ITS BLASPHEMY
Leave the Classics. Back to the Future was ahead of its time. You can Watch it today or even later in life and said, still a great classic. I was talking to a friend just yesturday how they're all comming out with remakes. My only reply was, "Keep the classics, remake the movies that sux or go to college or high school students who are working hard to go into the carrer and see their ideas on movies. if they're good enough; take em as an mentor, give them the credit, and do a 70/30 deal. (of course the larger percentage goes to the student; after all, it's their idea and saving your carrer in the making)
I agree with most of the posts of here. I am getting so fed up with all these remakes of what I consider classics. Footloose, Clash of the Titans, The Time Machine and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory just to name a few. I haven't watched any of these remakes and probably never will unless by accident because I love the originals too much. Now they are even joking about remaking BTTF. Come up with some original ideas or give it up. I mean really, what is next? Remakes of The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca?
Why does Hollywood insist to remake/reboot nearly every successful film? Of course the obvious answer is to make a buck, However, most remakes, with very few exceptions, every hit the mark. I dread the day that someone attempts to remake JAWS. Granted the film is dated, but I am perfectly fine with that. So, if Hollywood wants to remake films, so be it, we all have our original versions to fall back on. I would rather they spend their time and money on creating something entirely new....
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Hollywood: ya wanna re-"boot" somethin'? How 'bout Spielberg's fun little ditty "Innerspace" (anybody remember that one?!) Or even a long overdue sequel, since the film ended with Martin Short enroute to the stowed-away bad guys down the scenic PCH. That was such a fun great film.
Oh please no. The Back to the Future movies are perfect the way they are.
A remake, as everyone else stated, is the worst idea in the history of ideas. But a how bout a sequel with marty and doc browns kids getting caught up in someyhing together? I think thated be interesting.
BOOOOOO! Leave the classic alone. Micheal J Fox died for his art work!
NOOOOO Please don't. This is the greatest movie of all times (minus the language) and if it were to be redone it would just be horrible. How about coming up with a new idea for once??
Ohhh, give me a BREAK! If swear words bother your conscience, then don't watching the freakin movie! Don't complain about the language. You people are what gives religion a bad name. Jesus never mentioned anything about swear words, did he?
Don't touch this classic movie. It would just be wrong to remake it.
They will do what ever they want, and quality be damned unfortunately.
I'm still waiting for "Mission Impossible" to be made into a movie. NOT the over-the-top crap like they did with Tom Cruise, but a movie that holds true to the original series. You know 10% violence and 90% psychological. Those old sixties episodes still hold up today despite the lack of modern technology.
Ditto all the NOs.
NOOO! Leave them alone!
It might be cool to see a 3D version of it;.
The problem with remakes is this, even 30 years later. A bad remake will prevent an entire generation from ever seeing the classic original because the thinking becomes, "How good can it be? The remake was trash and I won't waste my time." So, my answer is 1000 times NO. Something is called a Classic for a reason, it is the best to ever come along and it has withstood the test of time. You don't redo a classic painting just because the new paints are brighter....stop thinking CG and 3D will make something great even better.
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The phrase "the duo say their eyeing" should be "the duo say *they're* eyeing". Who proofread or edited this article?
good god NOOOOOOOO, leave as is, if anything make a sequel
Why remake a good movie when there are alot of B movies that could be remade?
Honestly, enough is enough. There needs to be a BOYCOTT of this movie if it gets made. It's not just about their money. It's about the shadow you cast on a franchise. The way you redefine stories and characters we all love. This cheapens it. There are films you don't remake. What's next? E.T.? The Godfather? Come on!!!
Its a masterpiece. You don't mess with masterpieces.
I'm fine with bringing the original back to theaters for a new generation to see, but I vote NO on the remake.
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