It has been announced that Back to the Future, the 1985 film responsible for our adult obsession with time travel, will be made into a musical that will debut in 2015 in London’s West End.
Bob Gale, the screenwriter for the trilogy, insists this is not a joke and that, in fact, he has been working on this for the last ten years or so.
Movie composer Alan Silvestri will return to write the music, with a book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Our production manager has already begun preparing for his audition as the guy who tells Biff “I think he took your wallet! I think he took his wallet,” even though wrong movie, Chris. Wrong movie.
What scenes do you think they’ll turn into musical numbers? At the very least we are owed a rousing fight song titled “Hey You, Get Your Damn Hands Off Her.”