We’ve been arguing for this for years! Deadline reports on word of a musical adaptation of Back to the Future on Broadway, which would mean the classic 1985 film would follow in the footsteps of Hairspray, An Officer and a Gentleman, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Lion King.
According to the source “Zemeckis is in early talks with his co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri to explore a stage transfer”.
The film celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010 with a mammoth promotion around the Blu-ray releases, including a limited cinema re-release. That, combined with last year’s Nike promotion for Parkinson’s research, shows that there is still a lot of love out there for this favourite franchise.
With a soundtrack by Huey Lewis and the News, including “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time”, and peppered with 1950s music like “Mr. Sandman”, “Johnny B. Goode” and “The Ballad of Davey Crockett”, Back to the Future is already primed for a jukebox musical. Just a few bonus numbers with snappy titles like “Lightning Never Strikes Twice” and “This is Heavy” and we’ll be set for the Tony Award-winning musical of 2015?