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Week in Review: Robert Zemeckis says a ‘Back to the Future’ remake will never happen

Week in Review: Robert Zemeckis says a ‘Back to the Future’ remake will never happen


Back to the Future is having its 30th Anniversary this month, and the film is on such a high in 2015 as one of simply the most beloved, classic, and near perfect blockbusters so rare today. It has something to do with the fact that the sequel had a portion set in today’s 2015 and even got a few of those predictions correct (still holding out for that Cubs World Series though). But it also has to do with the fact that as we’ve turned every started reading every show and movie as though it were filled with all the little clues and Easter Eggs of Lost, we’ve come to realize just how well constructed a screenplay Back to the Future truly is.

So it seems like now would be a great time to talk remake. Think about it: 2015 movie in which a new Marty McFly with a Justin Bieber haircut and a smart phone goes back in time to the crazy hair of the ’80s to save his parents’ marriage, only to be without Google Maps, Snapchat, texting or self aware political correctness. Marty will ride in on a brand spanking new Lamborghini Countach turned into a time machine, parkour away from any bullies, and will save the future by playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at their high school prom. It all sounds awful until you get Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct it and dress Jon Hamm up as a wild, lunatic Doc Brown.

And sadly, Robert Zemeckis has final say in making sure my incredible vision never happens. The director spoke to The Telegraph this week and said, “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,” adding “I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?” Great Scott! indeed.

Paul Rudd is doing to his best to have some fun on his Marvel obligated press junket for Ant-Man. He previously answered a reporter’s phone that rang during a press conference, and now he’s found a way to get comfortable during interviews. I don’t know what’s funnier in this video of Rudd “farting”, the eyes he makes with the camera as he does, or the reporter who calls farting “tooting”. Watch it above.

Everyone is still amazed that the guy who played Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation is now Chris Pratt, AKA this year’s biggest box office draw nearly two years in a row and a guy virtually everyone loves. Except Chris Pratt, who managed to predict his recent success as the star of Jurassic Park 4 in a weird behind the scenes video for Parks and Recreation five years ago. Can you believe how scruffy and different he looked even that recently? You’re welcome Steven Spielberg.

This week we shared the trailer for the upcoming Rocky spinoff Creed. It looks great, but sadly it is not about the life of Christian rock band Creed frontman Scott Stapp. And some fans in the “Creedmunity” are none too pleased. A petition has been started on to change the name of the movie so that it’s clear this is not a movie about the second best band in existence (right behind Nickelback, obviously). So if you’re upset about this too, scream “Higher” at the top of your lungs and publicly declare your love for Creed by signing this official government petition that will actually get to President Obama if there are honestly that many Creed fans in the world.

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