Lea Thompson, Tom Cruise's co-star in 1983 sports drama All The Right Moves, has told how the actor stepped in when producers wanted her to do two scenes topless.
They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA
Adapted from a cult comic book and exec-produced by George Lucas, the 1986 mega-flop was the first standalone movie starring a Marvel character. Thirty years on, some of the cast explain how they made one of the most derided films in Hollywood history.
Claudia Wells almost didn’t get to star in ‘Back To The Future’. Eric Stoltz had been cast as Marty and Wells had already done a photoshoot with him (the lovey-dovey shot you see in film with Stoltz replaced by Michael J. Fox), but when he was fired, it was decided that Hardin was too tall to play Fox’s girlfriend.
Today’s celebration of #BacktoFutureDay has been all about Back to the Future Part II and the crazy predictions it imagined by the year 2015: hoverboards, Jaws 19, a Chicago Cubs World Series win, etc. But let’s flash back, for a moment, to the original Back to the Future — specifically, the scene in which Marty McFly (Matthew J. Fox) informs Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) that he’s traveled back in time from the year 1985. It’s 1955, and Doc is flabbergasted to hear Marty claim that Ronald Reagan, the actor, has become President of the United States in the year he comes from.
In case you’re just now opening the internet, Oct. 21, 2015, is #BacktotheFutureDay, that fateful future date Marty McFly traveled to in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. Related: Want More ‘Back to the Future?’ The Trilogy Has Its Own Extended Universe There’s plenty of movie nostalgia out there to indulge in, but if you really want to complete your Future planning, you must check out this new remix by DJ Mike Relm. He’s the mastermind behind that sublime Cornetto Trilogy Megamix commissioned by director Edgar Wright to rock Comic-Con a few summers ago (among other gems).
The seemingly endless cycle of remakes, reboots, reimaginings and any other number of ‘re’-prefixed verbs that have done the rounds in the film industry this past decade or so has invariably left many film fans asking - is nothing sacred anymore? Well, it seems we may have our answer, as word gets out that Universal may have their sights on rebooting two of the greatest Hollywood blockbusters of all time: ‘Jaws’ and ‘Back to the Future.’ - Spielberg Predicts End of Superhero Genre - Lead Actress Candidates For Spielberg’s Ready Player One - Jurassic World 3rd Biggest Movie Ever This news comes from a highly trustworthy source, The Hollywood Reporter, who mention Universal’s plans almost as an aside in their report on Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks looking set to move house from Disney to Universal for distribution. The Spielberg connection is of course vital here. Not only did the legendary filmmaker get his big break making the original classic ‘Jaws’ for Universal back in 1975, he also produced ‘Back to the Future’ for the studio in 1985, as well as its two sequels.