I love Back To The Future, in fact I love the whole trilogy which really is to me one of the most entertaining and satisfying movie trilogies ever. I’m sure that, as I write, some studio exec is thinking that a reboot will be a good idea, but let’s hope it never comes to fruition,
Anyway, Back To The Future will return to cinema screens for its 30th anniversary, and will be shown in some venues with a live orchestra playing the soundtrack. IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency have previously given the live orchestra treatment to West Side Story, Star Trek and Home Alone. A company spokesman says that the world premiere will be given by the 21st Century Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland, in late May and other venues are expected to book the film with other orchestras. Alan Silvestri’s score is being removed from the actual film to make it easier for the musicians to play in synch, and Silvestri is writing around 15 minutes of new score exclusively for these special presentations.
This comes not that long after the news that a stage musical based on the film is being planned employing the talents of Silvestri, the film’s screenwriting duo of Robert Zemeckis and Jamie Lloyd, its co-director director Bob Gale and songwriter Glen Ballard. While I’ll certainly try to attend one of these special showings of the film should one take place near me, I can’t say I’m enthused at the thought of a Back To The Future musical. I do actually enjoy some musicals, but I have little interest in all these stage versions of films that seem to be both common and popular at the moment. It’s just lazy to my way of thinking, and could end up just tarnishing the films!