Director Robert Zemeckis has told Digital Spy that there will never be another Back to the Future movie and dismissed claims that his new movie The Walk has caused audience members to vomit.
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Zemeckis is currently promoting The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) as Philippe Petit – the tightrope walker who famously walked between the two towers of the World Trade Center and was the subject of Oscar-winning documentary Man On Wire. The film’s vertiginous climax has reportedly caused vomiting in some audiences, but Zemeckis described the claims as “bullshit” adding “do you think that’s actually true?”.
The Walk has been marketed heavily on the basis of its 3D screenings, continuing Zemeckis’ love affair with the technology despite high-profile flops like Mars Needs Moms, on which he was a producer. “A 3D movie works great if you design it from the very beginning and if it’s organic to the story you’re telling,” said Zemeckis. “If you just do a quickie conversion to get a premium on ticket sales then the audience is going to smell that and it’s going to hurt. In Hollywood we have a tendency to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.”
Zemeckis was also asked about a potential return to the Back to the Future trilogy and confirmed that Universal have approached him on multiple occasions. “It’s making them insane that we don’t want to do another Back to the Future,” he said. “It’s like a pre-sold title for them – it would open gigantically. That’s all that anyone cares about.”
He was also clear in advising fans of the original Back to the Future movies that there was no need to fear the remake machine chewing up the films and spitting them out. “We control those characters and have no intention of letting anybody remake those movies,” he said.