This Is Heavy, Doc! BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical To Premiere In London Next Year
by Clarke Wolfe on January 31, 2014
No, there isn’t a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull — Back to the Future scribes Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have re-teamed and joined noted theater director Jamie Lloyd (no relation to former podcast guest Christopher Lloyd aka Doc Brown) to turn the 1985 classic into a stage musical!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the stage adaptation “will feature new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Additional music heard in the film by Huey Lewis & the News, Chuck Berry, Pat Ballard and Curtis Williams, including ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode,’ will also be featured.”
No word on if any Van Halen will be added to the musical’s soundtrack…
Back to the Future is the latest in a long line of Hollywood films to be turned into a stage musical. The Wedding Singer and Ghost are both recent examples and even Guillermo del Toro has a Pan’s Labyrinth musical in the works. If all goes well Marty, Biff, George and Lorraine will come to life in London’s West End next year to celebrate the landmark film’s 30th anniversary.
What do you think? Are you all relieved that if anyone is going to turn this classic film into a song and dance show it’s Zemeckis and Gale? Would you rather the franchise be left as it is or is history gonna change? Let us know in the comments below!
Watch Nerdist News for Jessica Chobot’s attempt at singing for a BTTF musical on today’s show: