Posts Tagged ‘back to the future’
This weekend Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt use time to try and conquer aliens in Edge of Tomorrow. It was almost 25 years ago when Marty McFly used time to escape Libyens and in the process mess up his existence; it’s the age old story really. Theirs are no movies quite as entertaining as a good time travel adventure. Everyone and their dog Einstein have imagined what it would be like; the desire to right wrongs or relive a particular moment is everyone’s dream at some time or another.
Here’s a look back at the best of these stories; some obvious time travel tales while others merely play with the concept. Let us know what you would have added to your list of The Best Time Travel Movies.
A Back to the Future stage musical has been talked about for a few years and and now it looks to be official. Back to the Future – The Musical will premiere in London’s West End in 2015 which marks the 30th anniversary of the 1985 movie. If it’s successful, there is hopes of a Broadway run if successful. Director Robert Zemeckis and his Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale will write the book with Jamie Lloyd, who will direct the production. Original composer Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will pen additional music and lyrics alongside songs from the movie like “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
The original crew back together after 30 years to make a stage adaption of one of the best movies ever made? They just sold a lot of tickets.
Bob Gale says [via BTTF.com]:
“The Back to the Future Musical is a project that Bob Zemeckis and I have been exploring for almost ten years. We’re thrilled to be at last in partnership with a creative and producing team that will create a show that is true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake. Director Jamie Lloyd is full of passion, energy and imaginative ideas and we are overjoyed to have the film’s composer Alan Silvestri composing the music, with lyrics by Glen Ballard who has also collaborated with Zemeckis before on many projects. With all of us working together, we know the integrity of the material will be preserved in a production that will be a wonderful companion to the Trilogy. We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back to the Future that is fresh, entertaining, and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.”
Jamie Lloyd added:
“I was five when I saw Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s landmark movie, Back to the Future, and I have been a huge fan ever since. I am thrilled to be directing and co-writing this exciting new musical based on their masterful film, which has become embedded in our popular culture. Rather than attempt to recreate such an iconic movie on stage, we have assembled a brilliant artistic team to discover a unique theatrical language to take audiences on a journey through time in a vibrant, unexpected way. The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience. Steven Spielberg once described the film as a musical and whilst we are incorporating some of the original, exhilarating score and songs, Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard’s witty, infectious and heartfelt new songs are the perfect springboard to tell this uplifting story anew.”
I’m not one to go out and watch a stage performance, but I would see this just to hear live BTTF music.
Since the release of DVDs in the late ‘90s and freeze frame technology becoming highly accessible, movie makers and manufacturers have been hiding secrets for viewers to discover. Every genre and every studio has likely done it by now; we’ve started to compile them all in a series of posts with the help of the Internet. List your own favorites (and how to find them) in the comment sections below and we might post it with a shout out , happy hunting!
Late last year, LEGO officially revealed it would be making the DeLorean from Back to the Future as a result of a fan project on Lego Cuusoo. I collect scale BTTF DeLoreans, so naturally I hope to score myself one of these. The Lego model will allow you to make the Deloreans from all three films (complete with Marty McFly and Doc Brown minifigures), how cool is that?
Your first look at the actual LEGO Delorean has been revealed and it’ll reportedly be out in July. We have a scan from Brick News, see the full image by CLICKING THE BANNER ABOVE. The text is a little small but in short: the LEGO set comes with pieces that will allow fans to build all three versions of the time machine from each of the films in the trilogy. This is a one-off exclusive. The set is supposed to hit shelves on July 18th, so keep your eyes open.
My birthday is October 9th, thanks.
Last year, Nike produced a limited edition set of the self-lacing Nike MAG sneakers from Back to the Future. Now Mattel has finally announced the much anticipated release of the Hoverboard, a hovering skateboard that Marty McFly used in Back to the Future II and III.
The sneakers didn’t actually lace up automatically and this hoverboard will not hover…yet. When Nike released the limited edition sneaker run, they said the self-lacing technology wouldn’t be ready until 2015; the same is apparently true with “hover” technology.
The movie-accurate 1:1 Hoverboard replica will ship for Christmas 2012, with limited pre-order in March. Here is the official Mattel press release:
Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)
Images via: http://www.toyark.com
It’s that time of year again to start thinking about great gift ideas for your friends and family, it’s just easier than saying you love them isn’t it? Here is our annual list of great gift ideas for the film lover in your life.
Whatever you decide, it’s always best to choose gifts based on what you already know about the person. Take a look at our list and I’m sure you won’t go wrong, just keep the receipt in case they already went ahead and spoiled themselves. Mom, if you’re reading this, no more spark plugs OK?
Do you have your own gift idea we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below! And go:
Update: 1,500 pairs of the Mag will be auctioned on eBay, with proceeds going towards The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auction will consist of 150 pairs being offered daily for 10 days, and will start September 8 at 8:30PM PST. All donations will be doubled as a result of a previous $50 million match given to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Nike Mags are meticulously designed to replicate the same ones used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II, and feature LED lights and an electroluminescent NIKE logo on the strap, rechargeable for up to 5 hours of 80′s greatness.
Watch the original teaser and previous info after the jump:
- Josh Brolin is set to star in Spike Lee’s remake of the Park Chan-wook revenge thriller Oldboy. [Deadline]
- A Back to the Future and Dukes of Hazard mashup T-Shirt design was only a matter of time. [teefury]
- Takashi Miike’s ‘Ninja Kids’ is set for a Hollywood remake, I for one am stunned. [THR]
- A real life Snakes on A Plane foiled by authorities. [latinofoxnews]
- The next James Bond movie may have a title and story, but probably not. [bleedingcool]
- Steven Spielberg and Stephen King take ‘Under the Dome’ to Showtime. [THR]
The Hunger Games Teaser Trailer:
If anyone is going to sully the good name of Back to the Future by lending its legacy to commercials, I’m glad it’s Christopher Lloyd. The man deserves all the respect in the world for providing the world of cinema with the greatest films of all time. Here he is doing what can only be described as “something they will love in Argentina” for a…it doesn’t even matter – the Delorean is there! This isn’t the first time Lloyd played the Doc, remember the DirecTV commercial? Well both are below:
It has kept me up at night for years, and after what now must be around 100 viewings, I would still wonder how the heck a high school kid and a mad scientist came to be best of friends. Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale came across this question at Mental Floss and gave us the actual origin story, I can rest now:
“For years, Marty was told that Doc Brown was dangerous, a crackpot, a lunatic. So, being a red-blooded American teenage boy, age 13 or 14, he decided to find out just why this guy was so dangerous. Marty snuck into Doc’s lab, and was fascinated by all the cool stuff that was there. When Doc found him there, he was delighted to find that Marty thought he was cool and accepted him for what he was. Both of them were the black sheep in their respective environments. Doc gave Marty a part-time job to help with experiments, tend to the lab, tend to the dog, etc. And that’s the origin of their relationship.”
It’s solved! What do we do now? Watch BTTF again of course.