Something’s Got To Be Done About Your Sequel


I had a disturbing kind of dream. I mean, the dream was thrilling enough. Near as I can make out, it was a modern remake of Back To The Future. It was pretty good in its way, more sarcastic than the original and more built on making a complicated time-travel plot instead of the character and charm and amused irony of the original, but still. If it hadn’t been a remake it would’ve been unquestionably a likable, though not lovable, movie.

Then I realized: why hasn’t there been a remake? And before you start giving me any excuses at all remember that they remade The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty two years ago and Footloose four years back. The only rational explanation for why the remake of Back To The Future hasn’t arrived yet? OK, it’s some stupidly complicated time-travel thing where they went back and released the remake in 1934. Shut up. I’m taking this explanation: they’ve made one in secret and they’re going to surprise us with a release of it on whatever the heck day the 2015 sequences in the second movie was.

Well. I know that’s unsettling. Sorry. If my dreams are right, though, South Park is about to do one of those surprisingly insightful episodes. In this one they explain the Crimean War. So that’s something to look forward to.

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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

4 thoughts on “Something’s Got To Be Done About Your Sequel”

  1. I’m actually surprised by this too – and per IMDbPro it doesn’t look like a remake has even been OPTIONED.

    Must be really deep stealth or being developed under a fake name (like James Cameron did for Titanic).

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    1. Fake name, possibly. Or maybe they’re waiting for the Future Date to pass (it’s sometime this coming month) and then going to pounce on a public that’ll be horrified and annoyed and then, ultimately, give it a respectable but not-really-worth-the-effort $235 million domestic.

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