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You Can’t Remake ‘Back to the Future’ Until Robert Zemeckis Dies

By Ezra Marcus

If you want to remake Back To The Future you’re going to have to kill Robert Zemeckis, seriously. The director of the classic trilogy told the Telegraph that he won’t let anyone remake the films while he’s alive. He hopes it won’t happen after he dies, either.

“Oh, God no,” the 63-year-old director said when asked if he’d ever allow a remake.

“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. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?”

Related: Back to the Future Cast to Reunite for Anniversary Screening

The contracts that Zemeckis and his co-writer Bob Gale signed with the studio mean they have final say on rights to the film until they die.

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