But Fox was not the original McFly. In fact, Eric Stoltz was five weeks into shooting the famed McFly role when director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis made a drastic production decision -- changing his lead actor.
Details of the shocking Hollywood switch and never-before-seen footage of Stoltz as McFly are part of the extras package for the "Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy" to be released on Blu-Ray on Oct. 26. Zemeckis says the casting change was "this horrific decision; it was heartbreaking for everybody."
Executive producer Steven Spielberg said that Zemeckis consulted him before pursuing the casting change. "(Zemeckis) showed me the first five weeks of shooting that he had put together," Spielberg said. " And he said, 'I just don't think we're getting the laughs I was hoping we would get.' " Spielberg said he realized his director "was absolutely correct."
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly in "Back to the Future" - Special 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release October 26
Someone OTHER than Michael J. Fox as the time-traveling Marty McFly in the wildly popular "Back to the Future" series of movies? Say it ain't so! Details from Yahoo! Movies (watch Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in never before seen footage below):