January 1, 2009

Bollywood to Remake Back to the Future

Yes, it is true. Bollywood is mounting a new, albeit unofficial, version of Robert Zemeckis' classic 1985 film Back to the Future. It does not appear to be a by the book, faithful take, but it does not hide what it is. The new film is to be called Action Replay, so reports Real Bollywood.com.

The main leads have been cast and 41-year old Akshay Kumar will be stepping into Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly, while Aishwarya Rai (Bride and Prejudice) will be taking on the Lea Thompson role.

This goes to show that it is not only Hollywood that remakes films from other countries. This goes along with Japan producing a remake of Sideways and Japan remaking a Korean film called The Quiet Family.

I have to wonder if this remake will contain song and dance numbers? I have to say that would be absolutely fascinating.


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