Back to the Future: Part II opens with the ending scene from the first movie. But anyone who has seen the movie more than once will know that the sequence was completely reshot. I’m sure there are a multitude of reasons why they didn’t just use the same footage, including the fact that Claudia Wells, who played Marty McFly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the original film, had been recast with 1980’s movie hottie Elizabeth Shue. Also, the movie was shot nearly five years later, so they probably wanted Marty and Doc’s appearances to seem consistant with the rest of the film. But even then, they needed to try to make the reshot sequence look almost exactly the same as what was shown in the original film. The “a rejuvenation clinic” excuse Doc gives Marty once they arrive in 2015 was likely a excuse to get rid of the old man make-up Christopher Lloyd was forced to wear in the 1985 scenes of the original film.
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As you know by now, Telltale Games is about to release a series of new episodic video games based off the Back to the Future franchise. Series Co-creator/co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale is grandfathering the five-episode game series with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown in the games, providing his likeness and recording a bunch of new dialogue. Michael J Fox was unavailable so newcomer A.J. LoCascio is voicing Marty McFly. The first game (which is released next month on PC and Mac, later on for PS3 and iPad) will follow the further adventures of Marty McFly, and take place six months after the end of Back to the Future Part III.
IGN has an interview with Telltale’s co-designer Mike Stemmle which also includes some new screenshots from the game itself.
“The story in the game is completely new, set several months after the events of the third movie from Marty’s perspective. Of course, this is a story that involves time travel, so who knows where it’ll end up? We’re working with Bob Gale to make sure we’re delivering an authentic experience. There’ll be numerous recognizable elements of course – the Hill Valley town center, the clocktower, the DeLorean, Doc’s lab, and quite a bit more. And you’ll see them in ways you haven’t experienced before.” This is an adventure game, so you can expect to collects items here and there to solve puzzles and get characters to do things. As Stemmle states, “You’ll be primarily applying inventory to in-world characters and objects in the game. Marty’s not much of an ‘assemble three inventory items into a workable gadget’ kind of guy.”
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Today, October 25, is the day it all began. This morning 25 years ago, Marty McFly snuck into Dr. Emmett Brown’s lab and blew out the speakers at the start of Back to the Future. To celebrate the occasion, the film is screening at several AMC Theaters this evening, the trilogy comes out on Blu-ray Tuesday and several featurettes focusing on the upcoming Back to the Future game have appeared online. The first one includes brand new concept art, rough game footage and explains the story of the game, which starts six months after the end of Back to the Future Part III. The second video focuses on the man who was hired to play Marty McFly in the game: A.J. LoCascio and the third video about “building the game” goes into more detail about story with even more concept art including Young Doc Brown. You can see the videos, plus an awesome new piece of Back to the Future art, after the jump. Read More »
As you know by now, Telltale Games is developing a series of new episodic video games based off the Back to the Future franchise. Christopher Lloyd has reprised his role as Doc Brown in the games, providing his likeness and recording a bunch of new dialogue. After the jump you can see some images of Lloyd in the studio recording his part in the new game series.
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This summer, /Film considered traveling to the set of Piranha 3-D. Witnessing unlikely co-stars Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Adam Scott, and completely naked bimbos battling (or getting devoured by) killer fish at the command of horror director Alex Aja is what the season is all about, no? Alas, it wasn’t meant be to be. The STD-insurance alone in the spring break hotspot of Lake Havasu, Arizona—where the film is shooting and set—is friggin’ outrageous. After informing us that we were not worthy, Piranha 3-D co-star and Human Giant comedian, Paul Scheer, offered up lots of funny, obscene and insane deets about next March’s horror flick. He also sent over this exclusive photo of his morally bankrupt character.
At times, our conversation went off the record into darker territory—a la shark viscera spilling onto a pier—but much is said below about a production that aspires to be the goriest and craziest 3-D movie ever. Paul discussed his role (it required method-acting and method-oogling), the precise amount of blood (a shit ton), Lake Havasu memories, and why Richard Dreyfuss’s sage character will seem, erm, pretty damn familiar. Chomp, chomp, chomp…
Hunter Stephenson: So Paul, I assume you wanted to do a broad family film and then you were offered Piranha 3-D. It was a matter of good timing, serendipitous.
Paul Scheer: [laughs] Yeah, well, I was trying to get Imagine That Too off the ground, where I become Eddie Murphy’s brother, and have my own adventure with my daughter. It was actually crazy, because when I first heard about this movie, it was like, “Elizabeth Shue is in Piranha 3-D, she’s awesome!” And then, you know, the title sounds cool and it sounds campy…
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There is a lack of interesting movie news today, so I’m posting a second Video of the Day.
What if Hollywood decided to remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a horror film? Directed by Human Giant and Crank Yankers writer Eric Appel (who also did the Kevin Bacon reality prank show short BACON’D!, Clothes from the Future and Lex Luthor Needs a Bail Out) comes a horror thriller about a bunch of kids who find the Golden Ticket and win a horrifying trip to a factory of death. Gobstopper stars Christopher Lloyd as Wonka, Martha MacIsaac (Last House on the Left), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Paul Rust (Semi-Pro), Nicky Whelan (Neighbours), Paul Scheer (Human Giant), Wee Man (Jackass) and Little Jon. Watch the fake trailer after the jump. Thanks to /Film reader Dan E for the tip.
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Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for The Tale of Despereaux, the new computer animated family fantasy adventure from Sam Fell (Flushed Away) and Robert Stevenhagen (supervising animator of Space Jam and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West).
This trailer makes the film look less like a copy of Ratatouille (a problem I had with the teaser). The film doesn’t look all that special compared to even Dreamworks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. The animated adaptation features the voices of Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver, Matthew Broderick, and Kevin Kline. Watch the trailer after the jump, and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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The rumors are true. Seth Rogen was able to convince Huey Lewis to record a title theme song for the upcoming Judd Apatow stoner comedy Pineapple Express.
“It is called Pineapple Express, cleverly,” director David Gordon Green told movieweb. “Our only input was, we told him we wanted it to sound like his 80s work that we loved so much. And we wanted to have the plot in it. And we wanted to have him say the title as many times as he could. There is a lot of alto sax. It is kind of like that ‘other’ Back to the Future Huey Lewis song. Not ‘Power of Love’ but ‘Back in Time’. Yeah.”
Here are the lyrics from the song’s chorus:
We got trouble,
we got to get out of here.
I’ve got you,
you’ve got me.
We are as high as we can be.
That’s all right.
How did we get into this mess?
Sounds like an instant classic to me! Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until August 8th 2008 to hear it. But for now, enjoy this vintage music video for Huey Lewis & the News’ Power of Love which features a cameo of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown with his time traveling Delorean.
Discuss: How cool is Huey Lewis?
Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads…
Christopher Lloyd has stepped back in front of the cameras, reprising the now classic role of Doc Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy. But sadly this film shoot was not for a fourth Back to the Future film. This time the mad time-traveling scientist makes an appearance in a new music video by Universal Motown recording artist O’neal McKnight Featuring Greg Nice.
If my calculations are correct, the last time Lloyd appeared as Doc Brown was in 1992 for live-action segments of the Back to the Future animated series (Actually, I just remembered that Lloyd also returned as the famous Doc for a Back to the Future Slot Machine in Las Vegas).
The new music video, directed by ‘X’, features a bearded Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown and an adventure involving the DeLorean time machine. McKnight goes back to the future with Doc Brown to get a glimpse into his life and relationship with a beautiful lady whom he meets while at a New York City dance club.
No details on when the video will be released (or for that matter, where it will be played, since MTV no longer plays music videos, at least from what I gather). For now we’ll have to settle for a set of these photo stills, and a behind the scenes video which is available for your viewing pleasure on BTTF.com.
Discuss: Would you like to see a Back to the Future 4? Pitch me your story ideas!