Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, creators of Harold and Kumar and directors of American Reunion, started a bit of a buzz by telling Moviehole that they wanted to remake Back to the Future someday.
When asked what franchise they'd like to revive now that they've brought back American Pie, Hurwitz said, "We want Back to the Future, just come out and say it. That's our favorite trilogy. We're always having this conversation ..."
He went on to say that they'd never consider touching the movie until "30 years from now when Spielberg's like 90 and those guys are kind of on their way out" and the original BTTF films look "old."
But, fortunately for Back to the Future fans, Hurwitz clarified on Twitter that he was just joking. As serious fans of the series themselves, Hurwitz and Schlossberg consider a remake somewhat sacrilegious.
"We were totally joking when saying we wanted it. Joking about remaking BTTF is like when Larry David jokes about Hodgkin's or Trey & Matt joke about AIDS. One of the few truly taboo topics," Hurwitz said.
He does believe the movie will eventually be remade, though, because every Hollywood classic will eventually get a remake "for business reasons," and because Back to the Future is "so f*cking awesome the world needs those stories."