Back to the Future celebrates 25 years with blasts from the past
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future. It’s the day in the film—October 26, 1985—that Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) set in the Delorean to go back in time and save his parents relationship so that he and his siblings could be born.
In anticipation of the 25th anniversary (marked by the release of the trilogy on Blu-ray today), Fox took part in a present-day reshoot of the Back to the Future trailer for the 2010 Scream Awards (held on October 19):
For comparative purposes, here's the original trailer:
News surfaced earlier this month that Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly but, after five weeks of filming, the part was recast for Michael J. Fox because Eric wasn’t getting the laughs they were hoping for. I’m sure Eric would like his own time-traveling Delorean to go back in time to make sure Michael never got that part. Even though Eric was part of some classic '80s films like Mask and Some Kind of Wonderful, none have ever reached the epic stature of Back to the Future.
The never-seen-before footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly will be released as a feature on the 25th anniversary edition of Back to the Future.
Here's a glimpse of Stoltz as McFly:
Now, if you really want to geek out with other Back to the Future fans you can follow a real time reenactment of all three films going on right now on Twitter. For the cast of characters involved visit this Twitter account.