I know what you’re thinking. There are too many remakes already, don’t give Hollywood any more ideas. Normally, I agree, and I’d hate to see most of my beloved80′s movies remade. (To be fair, they did a good job with Footloose.) Most of the time I’m ambivalent about remakes, but this is one case in which a remake is a good idea.
Michael J. Fox recently performed a re enactment of the rock classic Johnny B. Goode from the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance scene in Back to the Future to raise money for Parkinson’s research. It’s not the first time he has done this as a few years back he performed the same song with The Who at the same event but it’s still pretty cool to see him out there putting on a show and bringing back some great memories.
Seeing Michael J. Fox recreate the ‘Back To The Future’ teaser for the Scream Awards has us a little nostalgic.
But did you know that Michael J. Fox wasn’t even originally cast as the star of the 1985 film? Eric Stoltz was the first choice but producers decided to recast the role five weeks into the film’s production because they believed something was missing.
See footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly as well as Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and Bob Gale explaining the switch below. The never before seen clip will be included on the extras for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the trilogy later this month.