Great scott! There is a Back to the Future musical starting next year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the movie. Robert Zemeckis, the director and screenwriter of the movie, is going to team up with co-writer Bob Gale to create the book for the new show. The show will be starting in London first and it may expand to Broadway depending on its success, according to The Verge.
It is unknown how much the musical will follow the original movie or how a Delorean will be used on the stage. But the musical will songs from the movie with some new songs.
“Rather than attempt to recreate such an iconic movie on stage, we have assembled a brilliant artistic team to discover a unique theatrical language to take audiences on a journey through time in a vibrant, unexpected way. The production will include illusions, skateboarding, and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience,” stated director Jamie Lloyd.
Zemeckis and Gale have been considering a Back To The Future musical for almost 10 years. The first Back To The Future film debuted in 1985. The movie starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager that was sent back 30 years in 1955. Christopher Lloyd starred as Doc Brown.
[Source: The Verge]