Zemeckis on Back to the Future set

Back to the Future series director Robert Zemeckis admits the movie wouldn’t have been made today. The filmmaker told Yahoo Movies:

Sadly, I don’t think anyone would make that film today. I don’t think the audience would understand it or have the interest in seeing that movie. I mean a lot of people would but it would never become the number one box office hit of the year.I think that what’s happened is that films have fallen into slots or categories. One of the things that’s unique about BACK TO THE FUTURE is that back in the days when we had video rental stores they never knew what shelf to put it. They didn’t know if it was a comedy or should be in the science fiction section or the period movie section. They didn’t know where to put it and that’s what makes it unique and what gives it such longevity. But it’s very difficult for audiences nowadays to spend their money to see something if they don’t already know exactly what it’s going to be ahead of time.


NeatoShop is selling a t-shirt celebrating Back to the Future Day.

We’re Going Back, the upcoming Back to the Future celebration, has imagined a scene after the ending of Back to the Future. They have filmed Marty McFly’s camping trip with Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells reprising the role from the first film). It’s kind of cool, but also a bit creepy as it almost feels like the start of a porno. And while Claudia Wells looks fantastic for someone 30 years older, something feels weird about her appearing in this short. Either way, still fun to watch.

The video game Rocket League is introducing an official Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine car pack to celebrate Back to the Future Day.

Available in the “Back to the Future Car Pack,” the DeLorean Time Machine will retail for $1.99 USD or its regional equivalent starting October 21!

The DIY Prop Shop shows how to make a low-budget version of the flux capacitor from Back to the Future. You can do it to, just follow the instructions to turn a cardboard box, spray paint, spark plug cables, rope lights, and more into a recreation of Doc Brown’s time-traveling device.

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