Today the upgraded trilogy set of epic flick (epflick?) Back to the Future comes out on Blu-ray. It's also the 25th anniversary of the exact date Marty McFly time traveled in the movie. Though remakes tend to be disappointing, in the spirit of nostalgia (that is, after all, the major message of the movie) and pop culture, we’ve decided a reimagining of the time-travel treasure is in order. In fact, if we start casting this situation now, we’ll be pretty much exactly on schedule for an Oct. 26, 2015 opening date--the exact date Marty travels to in the movie’s sequel. AND we’ve (in our heads) cast the perfect Millennial Marty McFly: Justin Bieber! We know, this is heavy. Stay with us.
OK, Justin Bieber was made for this role. First off, just like Michael J. Fox, who plays the main character in the original version, he’s Canadian. He also kinda-sorta looks like a teenaged MJF (who was 24, BTW, when he was cast in the part). Justin Bieber’s an experienced actor, thanks to his experience shooting the soon-to-be-released 3-D movie Never Say Never. And we don’t have to tell YOU guys that he’s musically adaptable enough to sing and play a mean “Johnny B. Good.”
We’re pretty sure this is Justin Bieber's thespian “density.” In the slightly paraphrased sage words of George McFly, he needs to get his “damn hands” ON this role.
Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale: Have your people call Bieber's people, ‘kay? To the flux capacitor!!