Of all the e-mails to get when I logged in today was one from Fandango with the subject line "Back to the Future Remake in Sight". Immediately feeling that this was heavy, I opened the link to read the story.
Writer-directors Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg of "Harold & Kumar" fame and now the upcoming "American Reunion" have reportedly signed a 2 year deal with Universal Pictures which would allow them to "shuffle through Universal's vast library of films and remake or re-imagine films that pique their interest". In an interview with Moviehole, Schlossberg said the following:
"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."
The duo are also reportedly more interested in making sequels as opposed to releasing more remakes. BTTF fans should also be happy to note that the rights to the trilogy have been retained by Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, & director Rob Zemeckis.
So what do you think about this? Do you want to see "Back to the Future" get the eventual remake treatment that many of our favorites are receiving? Or will you be one of the ones quoting Marty in the video below?
You can read both stories in full at http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/american-reunion-directors-want-to-remake-back-to-future-eventually-712287.html?wss=fanmail&type=Newsletter&mailing=3.30.12%20Newsletter%20-%20Hold%20Out & http://www.moviehole.net/201253573-hurwitz-schlossberg-ink-two-year-deal-at-universal-will-their-back-to-the-future-dream-now-come-true