"Back to the Future" director Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale have reportedly been working with Universal Stage Productions on a musical stage production of the classic film in time for its 30th anniversary next year. Gale tells BTTF.com that the film won't be a remake but rather a companion piece to the film trilogy:
"The Back To The Future Musical is a project that Bob Zemeckis and I have been exploring for almost ten years. We're thrilled to be at last in partnership with a creative and producing team that will create a show that is true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake.
We know the integrity of the material will be preserved in a production that will be a wonderful companion to the Trilogy. We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back To The Future that is fresh, entertaining, and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage. We can't think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film."
Donovan Mannato, who did the musical adaptation of "Ghost," will oversee this as a producer while Jamie Lloyd will direct. The plan is to unveil the musical on the London stage next year ahead of a potential Broadway run.