Ramping Up Anticipation for BACK TO THE FUTURE’s 30th Anniversary
On July 3, 1985, the world was introduced to Robert Zemeckis’ time-travelling classic, Back to the Future, and we were never the same again. We still honor and hold up our trilogy box sets like a hallowed treasure. The crappiest car ever made, the DeLorean, is still driven today by a lucky few because they are driving an iconic piece of pop culture. We’re still holding our breaths for Mattel to make a real hover board (we know you can, stop stalling!)…
On July 3, 2015, it’ll be 30 years since Marty McFly’s brush with doing “the nasty in the pasty” with his teenage mother. Who else feels super old right now?
To celebrate 2015, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are producing a Back to the Future musical, which is premiering at London’s West End sometime next year. The original creators teamed up with British theatre director Jamie Lloyd to write the book. The best part about this news? They are planning to incorporate almost all of the original music from the movie for this production. As long as we get to here “Power of Love,” “Back in Time,” and “Johnny B. Goode” on stage, we will die happy. A spritz of ZZ Top wouldn’t hurt either.
Another exciting piece of Back to the Future news is that Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has confirmed that power laces are coming next year. While attending the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab in New Orleans, Hatfield said, “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!”
Some of you may remember back in 2011 that Nike suddenly released a bunch of Nike Air Mags, the ones that look just like Marty’s high top sneakers in Back to the Future, Part II. They were all auctioned off on eBay, the proceeds going to Michael J. Fox’s Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The event raised over $6 million. Gee whiz! The only features that the Mags did not have were the power laces. The technology wasn’t there. We understand, I mean, how could it have been? It was not 2015 yet, and we all know that 2015 is the year all the magic happens anyway.
Who else is excited for 2015? IS IT NEXT YEAR YET???