Timothée Chalamet Reportedly Eyed to Star in ‘Back to the Future’ Styled Time Travel Movie With Star Wars Director That Sounds Awfully Like a Remake

Timothée Chalamet is reportedly starring in a Back to the Future-inspired film.

Timothée Chalamet Reportedly Eyed to Star in ‘Back to the Future’ Styled Time Travel Movie With Star Wars Director That Sounds Awfully Like a Remake

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  • A source revealed J.J. Abrams is helming a new Back to the Future-style movie.
  • Dune star Timothée Chalamet is rumored to join the project.
  • Back to the Future actor Michael J. Fox shares his thoughts on possible reboot.
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Fans have not heard from director J.J. Abrams for quite a while now, so he is either taking a break or prepping for a new project. Hopefully, it’s the latter, after recent reports claim he is setting up a new movie with Warner Bros.

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J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Wars

The famed Star Wars filmmaker is known for his nostalgic films that bring the audience to another time, which is reportedly the theme of his rumored upcoming project. More details will be revealed soon, but as of now, the director remains tight-lipped.

J.J. Abrams Is Reportedly Helming A Back to the Future-Inspired Film With Timothée Chalamet

In a post from Giant Freakin Robot, a source shared to the outlet that J.J. Abrams is making another film that is reminiscent of Back to the Future. It is an untitled project, but the insider noted it will take some inspiration from the cult-classic movie.

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We’ve learned from our sources that Abrams is working on an as-of-yet untitled movie which, while it won’t exactly be a remake of Back to the Future, will be something of an homage.”

The website revealed Dune star Timothée Chalamet is being eyed to lead the film, whose storyline is presumably centered on the concept of time travel.

Details are sparse, and Abrams is remaining tight-lipped about it, but we do know that much like Back to the Future this film will be about a young man traveling through time. To play the story’s Marty McFly-style character, Abrams is looking to cast Timothée Chalamet.”

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Back to the Future

After the rumor spread like wildfire across the Internet, World of Reel contacted Warner Bros. to ask for more details. Surprisingly, they confirmed, “No Back to the Future remake was in the works.”

Abrams has not helmed any movies in the past couple of years. He mostly works as a producer these days, so he was probably on break from directing films. It had not been a great journey for him overseeing the last Star Wars trilogy, as the films ended up getting slammed by critics and fans.

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Meanwhile, Chalamet’s possible appearance in the said movie is not yet confirmed, but after the immense success of Wonka and Dune: Part Two, it’s no mystery why he has become an ultimate choice.

Michael J. Fox On The Possible Reboot Of The Franchise

Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future
Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future

Michael J. Fox, who starred in Back to the Future, says the decision to remake the film lies in the hands of its creator, and he’s not against it. However, he claims nothing can surpass the original one via Variety:

I’m not fanatical. Do what you want. It’s your movie. I got paid already. I don’t think it needs to be. I think Bob (Zemeckis) and Bob (Gale) have been really smart about that. I don’t think it needs rebooting because are you going to clarify something? You’re going to find a better way to tell the story? I doubt it.”

Since the rumored new Abrams project is not necessarily a remake, it might still get compared to the classic fan-favorite movie because of its style.

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Back to the Future is available to watch on Netflix.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.