Back To The Future: Fascinating Facts & What The Cast Looks Like Now

Studios Rejected the Script Over 40 Times

Studios Rejected the Script Over 40 Times

While the film was an instant box office success, studio execs were not initially impressed by the script. The film’s producer and co-writer, Bob Gale, told CNN in 2010, “The script was rejected over 40 times by every major studio and by some more than once. We’d go back when they changed management.”

“It was always one of two things. It was, ‘Well, this is time travel, and those movies don’t make any money.’ We got that a lot. We also got, ‘There’s a lot of sweetness to this. It’s too nice, we want something raunchier like Porky’s. Why don’t you take it to Disney?'”