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'Back To The Future' May Be Headed To Broadway

Back To The Future

First Posted: 02/ 3/2012 12:29 pm Updated: 02/ 3/2012 5:34 pm

Get your DeLorean ready: "Back to the Future" could be returning -- as a musical.

A representative for writer and director Robert Zemeckis confirmed to The Huffington Post that Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri are engaged in preliminary creative discussions about the possibility of bringing "Back to the Future" to Broadway.

The original film tells the story of Marty McFly (as played by Michael J. Fox), a high school student sent from 1985 to 1955, where he runs into his parents, accidentally catching the eye of his future mother. The movie was the first in a trilogy that also includes 1989's "Back to the Future Part II" and 1990's "Back to the Future Part III."

No other information regarding when the musical might happen, or who might be cast is yet available. If the musical comes to fruition, it would be only one among a growing crop of recently announced screen-to-stage adaptations. Movies including "Newsies," "Ghost," "Big Fish," "Austin Powers," "Rocky," "The Goonies," and "Dave" are being developed as musicals, or have already hit the stage. Along with "The Goonies," the roster of 1980s films made into musicals includes "Teen Witch," "The Breakfast Club" and "Heathers" -- we're hoping "Sixteen Candles" is next.

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Filed by Amy Lee  |