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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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Back To…Back To The Future!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Movies, Reviews, Independent,

A Matter Of Time“I need 1.21 gigawatts of electricity!”

If that calls up images of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, DeLorean time machines and the Enchantment Under The Sea dance in your brain, then you’re a fan of Back To The Future, the time-traveling trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

And if you are a fan, you’re definitely going to want A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon from Hasslein Books and author Rich Handley.

The massive book ships in November, but you can pre-order it from the official website

According to Handley, his lexicon “brings fans the entire franchise: every character, place and object ever featured in the BTTF mythos, from not only the films, but also the screenplays, cartoons, novels, video games, card game, amusement-park ride, music videos and more.”

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Planet Of The Apes, Back To The Future And James Bond!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Television, Independent,

James Bond LexiconMy pal Rich Handley at Hasslein Publishing has a big favor to ask. He publishes a great bunch of books on shows and movies like Planet of the Apes, Back To The Future, James Bond, Red Dwarf and lots of others. He's asked for a no-cost favor, so I'm posting it here, mostly verbatim.

"Paul and I at Hasslein Publishing are trying to qualify for one of 12 small-business grants from Chase in order to build up Hasslein into something bigger than it currently is. We need 250 votes within an eight-day period to qualify, so please vote before June 30!

"Each grant is for a whopping $250,000. It's a huge long-shot, as I'm sure a lot of people are submitting their companies to this program, but if we were to win one of the grants, we'd have a ton of money to do amazing things with our company, which would be a good thing.

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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."


Russian engineer builds radio-controlled hovering DeLorean car

Ever since I was a child, I always wanted a hover car. More so, I wanted a car what was iconic. Now, granted, any hover car would be iconic, but I wanted something that would be undeniably cool regardless of what era the car was seen in. Well, with a few bucks, some creativity, and a little time on your hands, the dream is now possible.

Back over in the Motherland, a Russian engineer has built a radio-controlled hover car based on the DeLorean from Back to the Future. His mantra for the project is “Where we’re going, who needs roads?” which we find appropriate for the build. Though this isn’t a full size replica, it’s still one hell of a bragging right. Check the video above!


Nike’s ‘Back to The Future’ Air Mag kicks selling for over $3,500 a pair

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Design,

Nike Air Mag Sneakers

The limited-edition, Back to the Future-inspired Nike Air Mag must-have shoes quickly climbed above $3,500 in the first night of bidding, with some models topping $4,000.

But the shoes are not self-tying, a promotional video confirmed.

Nike unveiled the Air Mag at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday, after a teaser sent shoe aficionados and geeks drooling. Only 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag will be released, 150 per night for the next ten nights, making them the latest must-have geek item. Who cares about the iPhone 5?

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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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Weekend Reading: Mo Willems, Bruce Timm, TMNT and Wally Wood

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

batgirlAnother big week for people with money to throw around as Nickelodeon just bought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for $60 million. This is yet another reason why it’s great to hold onto your copyrights. If you’re just working on Batman And The Outsiders #128, you already know it’s a basically a boilerplate work-for-hire contract, but if you’ve created Dingo, Rescue Dog Of The Outback get that thing copyrighted in your name and hold onto it. Because it’s always better for you to have the control - and any related money - than it is to just give it away to a corporation. In the meantime, if you’re tired of reading about contract negotiations, take a look around the internet and discover what folks like Mo Willems, Alan Kupperburg, Bill Crider and Bruce Timm are up to. Here’s how you can fill up your weekend:

Alan Kupperburg: Steven Thompson over at Hooray for Wally Wood, has a nice interview with Alan talking about his days working for Wood. Great stuff. Here’s a taste: “So then he (Wood) asked me if I could pencil Cannon for him. I took the pages home and opened up my T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and copied out the appropriate panels and adapted them to the situation. And Woody flipped out. He said, ‘You’re hired.’ Within three weeks I was also writing Sally and Cannon.”

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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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Bid on Marty McFly’s Hoverboard

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Transportation,

HoverboardNow you get a piece of “Back to the Future” with one of the original Mattel Hoverboards used in the film. It is in used but good condition and made of hand painted wood and metal with textured styling. It features a rear ball bearing-mounted footpad that rotates 360º and the bottom “magnet plates.” Available on eBay until August 1, you have to be a super Marty McFly fan as they are expecting bids between $30,000 and $50,000.

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