Back To The Future is one of our favourite films. The idea here is what if Eric Stoltz was never replaced by Michael J Fox as Marty McFly? Sounds fun.
It’s a thought that David Guy Levy had and he has made it into a comic! There are 6 parts with the first 3 being Free. The remaining 3 are $2 each with $1 of that going to charity.
Entertainment weekly interviewed Writer David Guy Levy and asked the obvious question about copyright:-
EW: Were you concerned with rights issues at all when you started the project?
Levy: Sure. I didn’t want to start production on the comic without doing the proper diligence first.
I consulted the best entertainment lawyers in town, became very familiar with Fair Use and Parody law, and even secured E&O insurance for the books in case we missed anything.
Last thing I wanted was to spend 3 1/2 years working on the artwork just to find out I wasn’t going to be able to show it to people.
Back To Back To The Future – details
Writer, Director, and Producer David Guy Levy has written a 6-series digital comic book called Back To Back To The Future! Based off the hit film series, Back To The Future, Back To Back To The Future asks what would happen if the filmmakers of Back To The Future went back in time and made sure Eric Stoltz was never replaced by Michael J Fox as Marty McFly in the movies.
Check out the first issue NOW, exclusively on EW Comics & EW.com: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/06/25/back-to-back-to-the-future-comic-book/?ew_packageID=20647938
The first three books will be offered as free downloads with the 4th, 5th, and 6th available at $2 a piece. David will generously be donating ALL of the proceeds to the Young Storytellers Foundation (http://www.youngstorytellers.com/). This foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, they provide under-served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance.
Back To Back To The Future – Promotional Video
Check out this 2 minute video of David Guy Levy explaining Back To Back To The Future and the Young Storytellers Foundation