Ask anyone of the right age, and I'm pretty sure they'll tell you Back to the Future is one of their favorite movies. I was born a year after the iconic sci-fi comedy was released, but it didn't take long for my parents to rent the film on VHS and park me in front of it so I could see what all the fuss was about. I was hooked immediately, and to this day I find all three films to be immensely entertaining.
It's that kind of fan attraction to the legendary trilogy that made Back In Time, a new documentary about the making and legacy of Back to the Future, possible. The film features interviews with everyone from director Robert Zemeckis to writer Bob Gale to stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. Executive producer Steven Spielberg even makes an appearance.
From the looks of the trailer, the film devotes most of its time to both the production of the series (did you know once upon a time the time machine could've been a Ford Mustang?) and to the legacy of the franchise. Fans and stars are treated with equal power in the trailer, which highlights everything from Michael J. Fox's accidental movie date with Princess Anne to fans who restored the original DeLorean and now drive it around the country for charity. At the end, you get a sense that this is a film documenting a pop culture phenomenon through the eyes of the people it affected most, and that makes it quite engaging.
Check out the trailer below.
Back In Time arrives in October.
(Via Zero Media)