30 years back?…

2014-11-01 00:00

LOS ANGELES — Back to the Future will race across the big screen just in time for the comic adventure’s 30th anniversary.

But instead of just watching the picture that made DeLoreans cool, popularised the concept of flux capacitors and made incestuous attraction improbably hilarious will be shown with a live orchestra playing the soundtrack.

The original Alan Silvestri score has been edited out, so musicians in major concert halls and performance venues can play in synch with the on-screen action.

The presentation comes courtesy of IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, which have previously given the live orchestra treatment to West Side Story, Star Trek and Home Alone.

The world premiere will be given by the 21st Century Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland, in late May 2015 and other venues are expected to book the film, a spokesperson for the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency said.

Silvestri is preparing 15 minutes of new score exclusively for these special presentations.

In addition to the only musically charged retrospective of the 1985 box office smash, Silvestri, the screenwriting duo of Robert Zemeckis and Jamie Lloyd, director Bob Gale and songwriter Glen Ballard are also teaming up on a musical, based on Back to the Future, that is slated to hit the London stage.

Back to the Future, the first film in what became a trilogy was released in 1985.

It starred Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teenager who travels back in time to 1955 with the help of wacky scientist, Dr Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a Delorean turned time-machine.

Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out of whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he’ll never exist.

Two further films followed in 1989 and 1990.

In addition to the films, there was an animated television series, based on the films, which aired from 1991 to 1992.

— Variety.com/Arts Editor.

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