More than 5.9 million internet users believed their dream would come true when they saw the incredible fake trailer Back to the Future 4.
The trailer in question features modern-day Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in their roles as Doctor Emmett Brown and Marty McFly, revisiting their time travel shenanigans from the first three films. Lea Thompson (Lorraine, Marty's mother) and Elizabeth Shue (Jennifer, Marty's girlfriend) also talk.
The biggest surprise comes from British actor Tom Holland as young Marty McFly. We also see him in conversation with Michael J. Fox before he revisits key moments from the first two cult films.
This impressive and moving fake trailer was created by KH Studio and is watched by more than 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. The 78-second clip has seen a multiplication in views (more than 5.9 million), likes (40,000) and comments since it was posted on YouTube last December.
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disappointment and hope
Only after viewing the clip produced by KH Studio do Internet users usually read the additional information under the publication. So they learn – with dismay – “that it is a concept trailer created solely for artistic and entertainment purposes.”
In fact, the KH studio creates dozens of trailers for films that will likely never see the light of day and imagines sequels to various popular films, including Harry Potter, Terminator, Moana, John Wick and Edward Scissorhands.
“I carefully integrated various effects, sound design, AI technologies, film analysis and other elements to bring my vision to life. My goal is to showcase my creativity and storytelling skills with this trailer,” the creator wrote under the video clip.
According to the 5,122 comments, people's disappointment at realizing this trailer isn't real is turning into excitement for a potential feature film in the genre.
“I almost cried when I thought it was real and then again when I realized it wasn't real,” one user wrote.
“Judging by the comments, this is gold just waiting to be unearthed. I hope that if this ever happens, it will be done with great excellence,” adds another admirer.
Not the first time
In February 2020, another fake trailer from another studio caused a stir among cinemagoers. We discovered Tom Holland as Marty McFly and actor Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Dr. Brown. The video had 11 million views and even sparked a reaction from Tom Holland, who said he was “impressed” by the creation.
However, it seems unlikely that a fourth Back to the Future film will see the light of day, especially since original director Robert Zemeckis confirmed in an interview with Italian magazine Bad Taste that there will “never” be a fourth Part will be the franchise.
Michael J. Fox also judges that a sequel “wouldn’t be a good idea.” “I don’t think it’s necessary,” he said in an interview with Variety magazine to mark the release of the documentary “Still,” which chronicles his life and his battle with Parkinson’s disease.