And now Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown -- inventor of the iconic DeLorean time machine -- in the series, is becoming a time traveler once again. It won't be for a sequel or remake of the '80s fan favorite (thank god!), but rather a whole new IMAX film.
Variety reports that the new film, tentatively titled 'Time, the Fourth Dimension,' is being whipped up by 3D Entertainment Films. Lloyd will once again play a science type, this time as "an eccentric professor who will explore and explain various dimensions with a focus on space-time." Jean-Jacques Mantello and Richard Gabai are co-directing the film, which will mix 3-D with special effects, time-lapse and high-speed photography, and computer-generated imagery.
It's not quite a feature film since it will run roughly 45 minutes, but it will hit IMAX theaters in the spring of 2012.
As you may have noticed, there's been a bit of 'Back to the Future' fever lately, and this news certainly adds a few logs to the fire. We've got Blu-ray goodies, new theatrical releases, and of course, a new video game. In a world where 'The Lost Boys' becomes a potential 7-film series, it's no stretch of the imagination to assume that we're stepping closer and closer to a big-screen remake of the original 1985 film. Love it or loathe it, it seems like an inevitability -- especially considering all the new technology out there and Hollywood's need to remake every '80s movie we hold near and dear to our hearts.
And if not a remake, would you be averse to a sequel? Doc arriving on the Hovertain with his twenty-something Jules and Verne, teaming up with Marty and Jennifer's potential offspring to fix things once again? It's a dangerous proposition, but it's hard to ignore the beauty of imagining Marty and Doc on the screen once again.