'Back to the Future' Remake is in Spielberg's Hands

9:40 AM / Posted by Bradford Oman /

A remake of the 80's hit Back to the Future is in perfect hands as it was announced that it will be directed by one of the original trilogy's producers, Steven Spielberg. And who better to fill the shoes of the young time traveler Marty McFly then his golden boy Shia LaBeouf.

Spielberg took the time to make this announcement himself to quell any fear some of us loyal Back to the Future fans may have, and he said he will be very true to the original, besides the stuff that he decides to change. It will be updated for modern day, and so the time machine will "most likely take the form of a Hybrid of some sort. If you're going to time travel today, you're going to have to be green about it," Spielberg said in his announcement.

But the big question is who will step into the eccentric, 1.21 jiggawatt fueled shows of Dr. Emmett L. Brown? Spielberg saves that for last as he says, none other than Johnny Depp will step into the shoes once filled by Christopher Lloyd. It took some real convicing according to Spielberg, but it was the money that got him. Real pirates gold from what I'm told. And finally, one more thing, who's taking on the role of big buff meathead Biff Tannen? None other than the muscle man himself Vin Diesel. I simply cannot wait to see this come together.

The announcement video is over at Spielberg's official site. What do you guys think?

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62 comments:

Thornburg on April 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

How many April Fools stories are you going to do today?

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM

april fools is just so lame. very annoying

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Come on, at least try and come up with something believable. Anyone who actually falls for this needs to stop participating in society.

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 3:20 PM

OMG NOOOOOO WHY WOULD THEY RUIN ANOTHER CLASSIC MOVIE!? THIS IS A FREAKIN TRAGEDY I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!1 oh yeah april fools. you got me you ... you rascal.

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

this got to be the biggest APRIL FOOL joke in history. if steven spielberg want to ruin his credibility as a director this is the best way to do it. I rather have mr. spielberg use micheal j. foxx son if he have one than shia and christopher Lloyd instead of johnny depp and the guy who did play biff instead of VIN diesel.
matter of fact BTTF 3 IS ON RIGHT NOW. I can truely say this wack out IDEAL would never work.

Comment by lee on April 1, 2009 at 4:11 PM

wow another...tomorrow cant come quick enough...another reason for people to garbage up the internet with crap like this...shia s too old,johnny s too young and vin doesnt look anything like biff

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM

IF this was true, it would be horrible. There should never be a remake of the original BTF.

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I would've believed it if they didn't say Johnny Depp or Vin Diesel.

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM

I would believe it if they had the original cast back in it. and used dr.brown kids to go back to 1985 to pick up marty jr. to go back to 1885 to save dr. brown from 1885 biff son with a time travel watch

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM

i hate shia laboeff

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM

only way this could possibly work if MJF have a son to replace him. and have christoper Lloyd as doc. brown

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 7:34 PM

a better line up:

Marty Mcfly - Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Biff - Jack Black
Dr. Brown - Stevo

Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 10:26 PM

shia lebeouf shia lebeouf that kid is so overrated it's just so sad that he's the only decent actor of his age group.

Thornburg on April 2, 2009 at 8:40 AM

I can't wait to see this movie. The original was good,but it could be great if it was remade.

Anonymous on April 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM

burp.. Good joke :-)

Anonymous on April 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

If BTTF ever gets remade I will end myself.

Anonymous on June 3, 2009 at 8:04 AM

marty mcfly played by josh hutcherson and Brad Garrett can play the doc.

Anonymous on June 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM

Marty McFly - Kris Allen; Doc Brown - Hugh Laurie; Biff - Michael Sarver; Lorraine - Amber Tamblin; Marty"s dad - Josh Hartnett

Comment by Charis on August 21, 2009 at 10:45 PM

no.... no... fuck no....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous on October 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

why would you april fool something like that after finding out that it was fake i almost cried you JERK!!!!!!

Comment by Jay BeL on January 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM

John mcavoy from wanted should be marty mcfly...natalie portman to play the mom as younger version and older...and hhhm doc brown is hard

Comment by Jay BeL on January 12, 2010 at 8:33 PM

meant james mcavvoy

Anonymous on March 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Knowing Hollywood, I wouldn't doubt that they'd feel the need to make a ridiculous move like that believing that they could make a bunch of gullible people go see this thing. I want to believe that Back to the Future would be remade, but not with a different car and not with poor choices mentioned. (Your weakest link here is that you don't provide ANY sources to back up your claim. But I suppose you don't really care, since it really is a hoax.)

Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 2:30 AM

Make micheal j fox doc

Anonymous on June 11, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Holy shit!!! I can't wait for this re-make... Vin, Shia, Depp, fucking awsome!!! Wait, what? its a joke... Oh shit man you really had a great cast there!!! " Yeah, I'm being sarcastic!!" Don't fuck with this movie at all!! One of the best 80's movie ever!!

Anonymous on July 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Only guy I could see playing Doc Brown other than Loyde is Robert Downey Jr...

Anonymous on September 18, 2010 at 10:09 PM

If they do something like that: Can a Prius replace the DMC-12?

Anonymous on October 22, 2010 at 5:36 PM

This is a joke... not exists plans for BTF remake.. only michael j. fox could participate and it's impossible.. maybe a new saga but with the same prequel, like star wars, maybe back to the future episode IV.. marty mcfly is dead and his son found the delorean and its the year 201.. ah? a new saga!! no remake!!

Anonymous on November 12, 2010 at 7:26 PM

they are actually doing one with justin beiber as marty mcfly! im gonna kill myself if that happens. it will put speilbergs, fox's and back to the futures name in the trash! and if they fo no.1 they will do all 3! omg die

Anonymous on December 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM

If beiber were to be McFly, the name of the series would be ruined. Labeouf would make a better Marty McFly than beiber. And Harrison could be Doc Brown and "The Rock" could be the 1985 Biff Tannon and Zac Efron or Emile Hirsch could be the 1955 Biff Tannon.

Anonymous on April 21, 2011 at 3:41 AM

A Prius couldn't reach 88 mph within a mall parking lot, or on any stretch of road too short to land an Airbus A380 on.

Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM

josh brolin as: doctor emmett brown
Dev Patel as:marty mcfly
same bttf car but golden car |make film in 3D

Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM

michael richards as:doc emmett brown
justin bieber as:marty mcfly
michael j fox as:biff tannen
wood be stupid

Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM

arnold schwarzengger as: doctor emmett brown
Tom Welling as: marty mcfly
meybe

Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 2:12 PM

ice cube as: marty mcfly

anthony anderson as:biff tannen

cedric entertainer as:doc emmett brown

Anonymous on June 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM

(remake) of the good the bad and the ugly


hugh jackman : blondie

josh brolin : Sentenza / Angel Eyes

Alfred Molina (as: Aldo Giuffre')

Anonymous on June 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM

shoot up (action movie)

clint eastwood: jeff ricardo

Helen Mirren: jill ricardo

Dwayne Johnson: hitt man

John Cusack: johnny phill (villen)

Anonymous on September 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM

I had a nightmare last night about this remake, seeing Shia La Boeuf's face superimposed on Marty Mc Fly only makes it worse.

Anonymous on September 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM

SAM ROCKWELL as:doc emmett brown

dave patel as::marty mcfly

Anonymous on September 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

ADAM SANDELER AS: DOC BROWN

Jake Gyllenhaal AS: MARTY MCFLY

Anonymous on September 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

CLINT EASTWOOD AS: DOC BROWN

Anonymous on September 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

MAYBE ED HARRIS AS: DOC BROWN

Anonymous on September 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM

ADAM SANDELER AS: DOC BROWN

Jake Gyllenhaal AS: MARTY MCFLY

jason statham AS: Mr. Strickland

Justin Chatwin as: biff tenn

Anonymous on September 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM

CLINT EASTWOODAS: DOC BROWN

Jake Gyllenhaal AS: MARTY MCFLY

jason statham AS: Mr. Strickland

Justin Chatwin as: biff tenin

Anonymous on September 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM

ADAM SANDELER AS: DOC BROWN

Jake Gyllenhaal AS: MARTY MCFLY

jason statham AS: Mr. Strickland

Justin Chatwin as: biff tannen

the rock dwayne johnson as: mayor goldie wilson

Anonymous on September 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM

back to the future - remake


Jake Gyllenhaal AS: MARTY MCFLY

jason statham AS: Mr. Strickland

Justin Chatwin as: biff tannen

the rock dwayne johnson as: mayor goldie wilson

back to the future 2 - remake

dane cook as: Western Union Man

back to the future 3 - remake

Justin Chatwin as: tannen

Anonymous on September 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM

shia laboeff as : marty mcfly



ADAM SANDELER AS: DOC BROWN



jason statham AS: Mr. Strickland


Justin Chatwin as: biff tannen



the rock dwayne johnson as: mayor goldie wilson


back to the future 2 - remake



dane cook as: Western Union Man


back to the future 3 - remake



Justin Chatwin as: tannen

Anonymous on September 15, 2011 at 4:01 PM

will ferrell as: doc brown

Tom Welling as: marty mcfly

hummer grey time michine
windows black

Anonymous on September 15, 2011 at 4:29 PM

will ferrell as: doc brown

Tom Welling as: marty mcfly

hummer grey time michine
windows black

snow qitemets

Anonymous on September 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM

golden bttf car

eddie murphyas:biff tannen


eddie murphyas:doctor emmett l brown
eddie murphyas:marty mcfly

eddie murphyas:Mr. Strickland

eddie murphyas:jennifer

Anonymous on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM

rowan atkinson as:doctor emmett l brown
macaulay culkin as:marty mcfly

Anonymous on October 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

the messengers 3 on syfy

westren - cowboys - messenger

Anonymous on October 13, 2011 at 6:49 PM

the messengers 4

is the greek times

tough greek guy is the messengers

coming to syfy ch 122 4 the messengers 4 triegy in one

Anonymous on January 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

drake bell as marty mc fly

adam sandeler as docter emmett l brown

snooki shore as jennifer packer

Anonymous on March 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

r u fucking dumb speilburg really what the fuck r u thinking. u r fucking with a great trilogy you must have fucking lost it. if u make this remake i will make sure that multliple internet critics trash u and this fucked up remake. then u and ur credibility will be distroyed. so i suggest you think about ur decision. before u make this shitty remake.

Anonymous on March 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

i'm fucking serious

Comment by Deception on July 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Vin Diesel as a high school student? Are you serious? Even if it is a joke, that's just uncreative!

Anonymous on February 4, 2013 at 2:06 AM

the car they want to change it to a nerdy green car there crazy

Anonymous on February 4, 2013 at 2:08 AM

and shia is a dork i never can see him as cool as mjf

Anonymous on February 4, 2013 at 2:40 AM

the only thing that could make bttf better is the special effects that they could add today that they dint have then u cant change the car or actors why dont they just remake it 3d with new special effects or make a brand new one

Anonymous on October 31, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Your all fuckin' lids and squids. you hear me!? !!Eh!!?. Lids and fuckin' squid. !!!!!!!!!!GO FUCK SOME CANADIAN GEESE, RIGHT!!!! IN THEIR CANADIAN GEESE ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by keh1016 on January 30, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Hello? He looks nothing like him. Also he's Indy's kid. He got to work with Spielberg already. JFox's face is much wider, also besides being short and active, I could definitley see Daniel Radcliffe playing him. I don't know if it will be as good, but better than Shia. But, I've seen a resemblance b/t him and JFox when I saw all the action pts of the Harry Potter Movies since the 3rd Harry Potter. Johnny Depp is too eccentric, he makes or breaks his roles and I haven't seen him in a good movie since Pirates. For Doc maybe Kelsey Grammar? IDK who could play the doctor. That's a hard role. Any Ideas?

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