Next year Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future will turn 30, and as we’ve come to expect when beloved films hit a major anniversary, a theatrical re-release is being planned. However, there is an interesting twist to this one: it will feature a live orchestra performing the film’s score. In addition, composer Alan Silvestri will be contributing brand new music for the event. Ironically, all of this has been announced the very same week that a real-life working hoverboard has been revealed to the public. It’s a good time to be living in the future, friends. Hit the jump for more details.
According to THR, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency have teamed up ith Universal Pictures to bring Back to the Future on tour to live venues across the world in 2015 for its 30th Anniversary. The screening of the film will be accompanied by a live orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s score, which will include 15 minutes of new material. The tour will kick off in Lucerne, Switzerland in May of next year. A stage musical based on Back to the Future is also expected to debut in London in 2015 with new music from Silvestri.
Elsewhere, a California startup called Hendo has launched the first working prototype of a real hoverboard. It doesn’t work exactly as seen in Back to the Future: Part II since it can only float on smooth metal surfaces, but unlike the previous hoaxes, this is real. It does cost $10,000, however. They are launching a Kickstarter project to put the finishing touches on the device and create the first run of products. What do you think, does this have potential? Would you buy a real hoverboard?