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‘Back To The Future’ to Become a Musical

Back to the FutureBack To The Future is being turned into a musical.

A stage version of the hit 1985 movie - which starred Michael J. Fox as time-traveling teen Marty McFly - has been given the green light to debut in London's West End in 2015.

Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote and directed the original film, will team up with co-writer Bob Gale once again to pen the adaptation. "[It will be true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake. 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," Gale commented.

Alan Silvestri will co-write the music and lyrics with songwriter Glen Ballard, while Jamie Lloyd - who directed James McAvoy last year in a sell-out production of Macbeth in London - is on board to direct.

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Daniel Radcliffe Wants to Go Back to the Future

Daniel Radcliffe Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly

Daniel Radcliffe wants to star in a remake of Back to the Future. The 22-year-old actor - who is best known for playing the title role in the Harry Potter franchise - would be keen to take on the role of Marty McFly if a new version was ever made.

Speaking about the film - which starred Michael J. Fox - Daniel told The Sun, "If there were a Back to the Future remake I would be in it. I fancy myself as a Michael J. Fox - sort of short and quite hyperactive. That sounds like me."


VIDEO: See Eric Stoltz as Original Back to the Future Lead


Anyone who loved Some Kind of Wonderful as much as I did might be interested in this little fun fact: A few years before Lea Thompson played �s love interest in that teen film, she came very close to playing his mother � in Back to the Future.

In fact, Stoltz did about five weeks of shooting on the classic sci-fi comedy before he was replaced. In the clip above for a special Blu-ray release of , director Robert Zemeckis and executive producer Steven Spielberg explain why the role of Marty McFly was ultimately recast. (That part, as we all know, eventually went to Michael J. Fox.)

Want to hear more behind-the-scenes scoop? Then make sure to check out the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy when it�s released on October 26.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 10, 2009

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Home Entertainment,

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

My Name is Bruce DVD

  • Amadeus: Blu-ray
  • Back to the Future: DVD
  • Back to the Future Part II: DVD
  • Back to the Future Part III: DVD
  • Blindness: DVD
  • The Boondock Saints: Blu-ray
  • Donnie Darko: Blu-ray
  • The Foot Fist Way: DVD
  • Frozen River: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A History of Violence: Blu-ray
  • Miracle at St. Anna: DVD, Blu-ray
  • My Name is Bruce: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Nights in Rodanthe: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Pelican Brief: Blu-ray

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AFI’s 10 Top 10

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

If you were busy watching the Boston Celtic dominate the Los Angeles Lakers last night, you probably missed CBS’ latest AFI special. For this year’s countdown, a jury of “over 1,500 leaders from the creative community” helped select the ‘s Top 10 Films in 10 different genres.

You can find the titles announced in yesterday’s 3-hour special after the jump.

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Five Great You and Your Dad Movies

DadTired of neckties, engraved key chains and the obligatory new wallet as Dad Day gifts? Give your dad the best gift of all this Father’s Day - a little bit of your time. Instead of stuffing him with dinner or dropping off a quick card, treat your dad to one of the best you-and-your-dad movies from film days gone by. One trip to the rental store, and you can give him one memorable Sunday.

Back to the Future
Enjoy family fun for two generations with this 1980s hit. You can both remember your childhood at the same time while poking fun at decades-old fashion and music.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Even non-Trekkies can delight in this memorable film from the Star Trek franchise. Don’t know the back story? No problem - just remember that Klingons are the bad guys and has to carry the day.

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More Films Preserved in National Registry

The Library of Congress just announced its 2007 selections for the . The honor - bestowed on 25 American films each year - can be given to any picture, regardless of age.  Those placed on the list will then be preserved for all time because they are deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.  In total, 475 movies have earned this achievement.

The entries this year include:
Back to the Future

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