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Back To The Future time travels to London stage

Published on Feb 1, 2014 7:04 AM
 
Cinema still: Back To The Future. The 1985 hit film Back To The Future is headed for the London stage as a musical that is scheduled to open in the movie's 30th anniversary year, the producers said on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: STARHUB

LONDON (REUTERS) - The 1985 hit film Back To The Future is headed for the London stage as a musical that is scheduled to open in the movie's 30th anniversary year, the producers said on Friday.

The film starred Michael J. Fox as a time traveller in a souped-up DeLorean who lands 30 years in the past and, among other things, introduces Chuck Berry to rock and roll.

It gave rise to two sequels, in the first of which Fox goes into the future - coincidentally to 2015, the year the musical is expected to open.

Robert Zemeckis, who directed and co-wrote the movie, will team up with co-writer Bob Gale for a new book for the musical, a joint statement from Zemeckis and Gale said.

 
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