‘Back to the Future’ Gains 15 Minutes of New Music for 2015 Rerelease

By October 21, 2014

This is heavy. Robert Zemeckis’ iconic and beloved classic Back to the Future turns thirty next year, and it looks like Universal is pulling out all the stops to help make the celebration a memorable one.

EW reports that select venues around the world will feature live accompaniments of Alan Silvestri’s Academy Award-nominated score played by orchestras as the film screens for audiences. But here’s the really cool part: Silvestri is working on 15 minutes of new music for the movie, which will be performed only at these special screenings. The debut performance will be in Lucerne, Switzerland in late May, and even though that’s the only performance currently scheduled, expect more dates and cities to pop up in the coming months. Chances are pretty good that it’ll come to Los Angeles, so if you’re a BTTF fan who lives in Southern California, keep an eye out for an announcement – I’m guessing these tickets will sell out faster than a time machine speeding up to 88mph.

Back to the Future also has a musical in development, though co-writer Bob Gale recently said that they won’t debut it until the creative team loves it, so that may not hit stages until 2016 or beyond. Thankfully, though, Gale and the others involved don’t think that anyone should remake or reboot BTTF on film any time soon, which is great news for fans who are tired of seeing just about every major property flirt with a new incarnation. In the meantime, check out this awesome acoustic guitar cover of the Back to the Future theme song.

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