Back to the Future will never die. Every few months something noteworthy pops up tied to Robert Zemeckis‘ time travel trilogy such was the theatrical re-release, Blu-rays and limited edition Nikes. Mere hours ago, rumors of a possible Broadway show even began to circle. Now photos of a custom made, unbelievably detailed version of Hill Valley 2015 have surfaced online. They were created by Alex Jones, who can only be refered to as a Lego savant. He’s captured the entire square, down to every single store, person and more. Check out a huge, twenty photo gallery after the jump. Read More »
We’ve seen quite a few examples of cross-pollination between Broadway and film, but typically via a Broadway show that is turned into a movie. One of the projects that might go the other direction, however, is Back to the Future. The enduring ’80s film still boasts a strong fanbase, and so producers are starting to explore the idea of a stage musical version. This is a project that is in very early stages, but the appeal is pretty obvious. I have to admit, recreating the apparent murder of Doc Brown by Libyans in song and dance sounds like something I could be talked into seeing without much effort at all. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
It seems like just about everyone who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s considers themselves a fan of Robert Zemeckis‘ Back to the Future movies, and with good reason; that trilogy has held up surprisingly well over the years. But there’s being a fan, and then there’s being completely and utterly obsessed. Like, try-to-actually-become-Marty-McFly obsessed.
Directed by Phil Hawkins, the upcoming BTTF-inspired Great Scott will be about a young man who falls squarely into the latter category. More about the film after the jump.
This article is full of bad news. FOR MY WALLET! *rimshot*
Collider recently sat down to do an in-depth, on camera interview with Justin Ishmael, the creative director of Mondo, the increasingly popular and influential poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse. In the interview, tons of information was released, including:
The reason why Mondo decided not to release a Ghostbusters poster in the past.
Either that hoped-for Ghostbusters poster, a Back to the Future or an Attack the Block poster is coming. And possibly two of three.
Drew Struzan is working hard on his Stephen King Dark Tower poster and they hope to release it at Comic-Con.
The Fifth of November is important for a variety of reasons… but most importantly because it was the day that time Travel was invented.
Doc Brown: Here’s a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5, 1955. Yes, of course, November 5, 1955.
Marty McFly: What, I don’t get what happened.
Doc: That was the day I invented time travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porces was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the edge of the sink. And when I came to I had a revelation, a picture, a picture in my head, a picture of this. This is what makes time travel possible. The flux capacitor.
Marty: The flux capacitor?
Doc: It’s taken me almost thirty years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day, my god has it been that long.
Very few of us would argue that the ending of the first Back to the Future is absolutely perfect. “Where we’re going we don’t need roads,” coupled with a flying car exploding out of the screen for a jaw-dropping cliffhanger is pretty tough to beat. But one YouTube user actually found a way, not to improve it per say, but to cleverly combine it with something else we all know and love. To say more would be to ruin a quick, well-made, clever video you’ve got to check out. Read More »
So you’ve got the shoes. You’ve preordered your 2013 DeLorean. What’s next on the Back to the Future technology checklist? How about a functional Hoverboard and the ability to make a car fly? Amazing technology is in the works that, at its early stages, looks like it will eventually be able to pull those things off. And while these experiments aren’t as Back to the Future specific as Nikes or DeLoreans, the applications can certainly be connected.
Check out videos of a working hoverboard as well as Quantum Locking, a process that makes objects levitate and move on a track, after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: DeLorean has released the specs and cost of the DMCEV. They’re after the jump.
If you thought Back to the Future Nikes were cool, you’re about to see some serious shit. At the International DeLorean Owners Event in Houston, Texas last week, DeLorean Motor Company announced a partnership with electric car company called Epic EV. The intent is to mass-produce a fully electric DeLorean called the DMCEV by 2013. That’s an image of one above. See another photo and read more about the vehicle after the jump. Read More »