Awesome Back to the Future Fan-Made Prequel Trailer Asks, What Happened with the Libyans?

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 3:56PM
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 3:56PM
Will we ever see more of the Back to the Future franchise? Sadly, Robert Zemeckis has stated that a reboot will happen "over his dead body," so probably not. But while everyone else has been concerned about potential sequels, Back to the Future fan Tyler Hopkins has been thinking about a prequel. And instead of answering any of the burning questions about the future, like whether hoverboards are real or whether the Chicago Cubs will ever win the World Series, this trailer aims to answer one question about the past: what the hell happened with the Libyans?

Back to the Future Prequel Trailer: 1.21 Gigawatts from Tyler Hopkins on Vimeo.

In Back to the Future, there's a random scene in which Doc Brown reveals that he was involved in shady dealings with Libyan terrorists, who come to find him in a white van and start spraying bullets at Doc and Marty. The scene is played for laughs, but the trailer for the prequel, 1.21 Gigawatts, is a straight political thriller, which is almost funnier than the scene itself.

Hopkins used footage from Back to the Future, including that famous "Oh my God, they found me!" line, as well as splicing clips from films like My Favorite Martian, Camp Nowhere, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Dennis the Menace, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, The Sum of All Fears, Syriana, Iron Man, Dazed and Confused, and Munich. We'll probably never get to see this film come to fruition, and even if it did, it might not be worth it without Christopher Lloyd, but this trailer allows us to imagine it in all its glory.
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