Box Office: ‘Back to the Future’ Re-Release Earns $4.8 Million. Fans flocked to theaters on Wednesday to celebrate Oct. 21, 2015: the day that “Back to the Future’s” Doctor Emmett Brown and Marty McFly touched down in the future.
Well, their future is now our past, and some of the things that “Back to the Future Part II” predicted have not come to pass. Most Americans didn’t take a flying car to work this morning, teenagers are not enjoying the pleasures of the hoverboard, families don’t warm up dehydrated pizzas, “Jaws” mercifully never made it to chapter 19 and the World Series remains frustratingly out of grasp for the Chicago Cubs. That didn’t matter to lovers of Robert Zemeckis’ time-bending trilogy. A theatrical re-release of the three “Back to the Future” films grossed an estimated $1.65 million from 1,815 North American theaters that offered up a helping of nostalgia. Nike will sell the self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future in 2016. Of all the technological innovations promised by Back to the Future II, two are most desired: the hoverboard, and self-lacing shoes.
While the former is still only in prototype form (despite what some might say), it seems like we might be getting a pair of the latter sooner rather than later. Today, on the semi-official Back to The Future Day — Doc Brown famously punched October 21st into his time-traveling Delorean Robert Zemeckis' sequel — Nike has given Back to The Future II star Michael J. Fox a real-life pair of its self-lacing MAG shoes.
"We’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact. " In a letter Fox posted on Twitter, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield said, "Although the project started as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact. " ‘Back to the Future’ Writer: Biff Tannen Is Based on Donald Trump. There’s a very specific analog between Biff Tannen, the bully and bad guy in almost every timeline in Back to the Future Part II, and a certain political figure who is rather popular in the United States right now.
He’s been handed the keys to fortune, he’s unrepentantly used that fortune exclusively for himself, and he’s even become a public advocate for plastic surgery for women in his family. It is not hard to put two and two together. So, Bob Gale—writer of Back to the Future Part II and man who helped predict the IMAX theater and the self-checkout line—in these past few months, were you thinking what we’re all thinking? “We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” “Yeah,” says Gale. Of course, in Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown fix it all just in the nick of time. Now, today, Marty and Doc are here to deliver the rest.
Forbes Welcome. Huey Lewis almost passed on going 'Back to the Future' Movies and their soundtracks don't always make for memorable bedfellows.
But 30 years on, Back to the Future and its two defining Huey Lewis and the News songs continue to make perfect music together, with the toe-tapping latter inextricably linked to the eye-catching former. But the marriage almost didn't happen. When director Robert Zemeckis initially contacted Bay Area-based Lewis, the roots-rock singer was inclined to take a pass. "I had a meeting with Bob Gale (writer of the BTTF trilogy) and (producer) Steven Spielberg, and Zemeckis says, 'We’ve just written this movie and the lead character Marty McFly's favorite band would be Huey Lewis and the News.
Would you write a song for the film? ' Zemeckis assured Lewis, whose 1983 smash album Sports was hot and on its way to eventual sales of 10 million copies, that he could come up with any song title he wanted. "It turns out it’s pretty easy to write for film, on one level," Lewis says. "It’s our best work ever. GREAT SCOTT! 1 of 21. Back To The Future documentary slated for October. Back To The Future documentary slated for October Gravitas Ventures has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to BACK IN TIME, directed by Jason Aron, featuring interviews with Michael J.
Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd. SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Bob Gale Discusses Heading "Back to the Future" at IDW. Bob Gale and "Back to the Future" are like time travel and a DeLorean -- you can't have one without the other.
With IDW announcing a new comic book series based on the beloved film series, it made perfect sense to get the screenwriter on board to oversee the ongoing series announced ahead of preview night at Comic-Con International. Gale, who has written "Daredevil" and "Amazing Spider-Man" comics in the past will not be shouldering the writing chores alone, however. He's heading up a team that includes IDW veteran writers John Barber ("Transformers") and Erik Burnham ("Ghostbusters"). The idea is for Gale to offer suggestions and oversee the issues which will be broken up into smaller stories penned by Burnham and Barber with a rotating cast of artists lending their styles to the time-weaving tales. The first will feature "Batman '66" artist Brent Schoonover as well as "Ghostbusters" penciller Dan Schoening. Exclusive: Your first look at ‘Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History’
In the 30 years since its release, countless frames of “Back to the Future” have become iconic images: The time-traveling DeLorean shooting a blaze of fire trails through Doc’s and Marty’s legs.
Marty staring, horrified, at his 17-year-old mother as she comes onto him in her bedroom. Doc Brown wearing a mind-reading contraption on his head, a damn thing that doesn’t work at all. Marty doing the duckwalk with a red Gibson guitar. Lightning striking the Hill Valley clock tower with a spectacular burst of sparks and light. #BTTF2015: Something 'Back To The Future'-Related Is Coming. As all good Back to the Future fans know, this year — 2015 — is the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown (and Jennifer Parker) traveled thirty years into "the future.
" This was in the movie Back to the Future, Part II, which released in 1989. It's undoubtedly the weakest film in the trilogy, but that's a topic for another day. The official Back to the Future Facebook page posted something mysterious today. It's a large promotional image accompanied by no text other than the hashtag "#BTTF2015. " See for yourself. The original Facebook post can be found here. (Photo : Universal Studios Home Entertainment) What could it mean? 1. DeLorean Motor Company faces lawsuit over Back to the Future car. If you are a ‘Back to the Future’ fan then you know that this year is a very special year in the franchise, not only is it the 30th Anniversary, but it’s the year the young Marty McFly travelled to in the sequel.
The date that Marty found himself was October 21, 2015, and it was filled with 3D sharks, hoverboards and Nike auto-lacing shoes. Since then things have changed drastically, but one thing that hasn’t changed since the 1980s it seems, is that the name DeLorean means courtroom filings and trials. Nike confirms it's working on 'Back to the Future' shoe for 2015 release.
In an instance of life imitating art, a Nike exec confirmed that the company is working on getting its Marty McFly "Back to the Future" shoe — with Power Laces — out to customers in 2015, the year that they appeared in Back to the Future II.
Speaking at a trade show in Long Beach, California, on Monday, Nike's innovation chief Tinker Hatfield said the shoe — known as Nike Air MAG — would hit in 2015. He declined to give a release date or pricing info and distribution info, reminding the crowd that there are still "11 and two-thirds months left in 2015," according to sneaker blog Nice Kicks. "The anticipation for this release is something that few understand," Matt Halfhill, publisher of NiceKicks, told Mashable.
"I don't even know if everyone at Nike realizes just how much demand there is for this shoe. " Nike has been teasing the release since 2011, when it dropped a video promoting the self-lacing shoes. As 2015 rolled around, many revisited BTFII's predictions for the year.