Back to the Future: The Musical is coming. According to Slash Film, original Back to the Future writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis are working with producer Colin Ingram to bring the musical to London's West End. Alan Silvestri (who composed the music for the film) is signed on to write the music, with British theatre director Jamie Lloyd on board to helm the production. The musical is set to debut in London in 2015 to coincide with the film's 30th anniversary, then hopefully hop over the pond for a U.S. version soon after. Here's a statement from Bob Gale assuring fans that the musical will stay true [...]
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The Back to the Future 25th anniversary PR push keeps on comin', with Entertainment Weekly getting Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson back together for a photo shoot with the time-traveling Delorean. What is it about this movie that is so damned lovable so many years later?
Attention, Back to the Future fans: "AMC is presenting the digitally remastered film for special screenings on Saturday October 23rd at 12:30PM and Monday October 25th at 7:00PM on 158 screens in over 40 cities. Additionally, all guests will receive a full-sized poster commemorating the 25th anniversary limited release of the movie with their ticket purchase, while supplies last."