Michael J. Fox Recreates the Classic ‘Back to the Future’ Teaser Trailer
25 years after originally playing Marty McFly, Michael J. Fox has rolled up his jeans, slipped on his mirrored shades, and taken the driver’s seat of Doc Brown’s DeLorean once again.
It’s to promote this year’s Spike TV Scream Awards — where the cast of “Back to the Future” will reunite — Fox took part in a shot-for-shot recreation of the original teaser trailer for the movie. The video matches the original in nearly every detail, from the tongues sticking out of Fox’s Nikes to the pulsating of the time machine’s Flux Capacitor.
The reunion at the Scream Awards, airing Tuesday, October 19 on Spike, is just the latest in a flood of “Back to the Future” related nostalgia to hit the Internet recently. Back in July, a hoaxÂ that claimed we had reached the date in the future that Marty McFly visited was picked up by celebrity Twitter-ers like Joe Jonas. Then in September it was announced that a new video game based on the movie series was in the works, with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown. And just this week, the Web got fired up by the first look at footage of Eric Stoltz playing the role of Marty, before he was replaced by Fox. All this is leading up to the release of the “Back to the Future” trilogy on Blu-ray, hitting stores on October 26.
For his part, Michael J. Fox looks healthy and still decades younger than his actual age (he turns 50 next June). He appeared at the closing ceremonies of this year’s Winter Olympics with other notable Canadian celebrities. He published his third book called “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future” (there’s that word again). And next month he’ll return to TV for a guest role on “The Good Wife.”
Here’s the original teaser trailer for “Back to the Future” that Fox reshot for the Scream Awards: