Back in 1985, Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg released the time travel, action adventure classic, 'Back To The Future'. Starring the affably cheeky Michael J. Fox and frenetically oddball Christopher Lloyd, the movie was the highest grossing release that year. 30 years on, Back To The Future has achieved iconic status. Already loved by 80's kids worldwide, it has universal appeal, new generations still hooked by the unforgettable soundtrack, easy-to-digest time travel model and circular story telling. In a future where many of our favorite classics are getting repackaged and adapted to attract contemporary audiences, the Back To The Future franchise will remain unopened in its original 80's packaging, according to its director.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Robert Zemeckis completely ruled out any remakes of his beloved trilogy.

"Oh God no" when asked as a rights holder, if he would consider it. "That can't happen until both Bob (the other rights holder) and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it."

"I mean, to me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying 'Let's remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?' What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that."

Zemeckis also ruled out making another sequel to the franchise in 2008 when he discussed the movies at a fan convention. When questioned he explained that without Michael J. Fox, who has scaled back his acting career due to his Parkinsons disease, the movie would not be the same.

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Some fans will no doubt be disappointed that Back To The Future will only receive a shiny new reboot 'over Robert Zemeckis's dead body'! But, others will be relieved. Remaking classic features has become a popular theme of our modern, mass market film industry. Jurassic World has proven a major box office success this summer, proving that re-visiting old territory can be advantageous. More often than not though, simple adaptations fail to achieve the same magic as the original film, leaving fans wondering what the point was other than commercial gain. Unsuccessful remakes often face a backlash from angry fanbases with social media weaponry at their fingertips. It is not surprising that Zemeckis shares these fears and quite refreshing to know Back To The Future can't be marred by what could turn out to be a regretful adaption for a long, long time. Oh well, we can always still re-watch the originals!