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Original Doc Brown to send his voice back... to the FUTURE!

It's been 20 years since Christopher Lloyd has touched a flux capacitor, but that hasn't discouraged developer Telltale Games from hiring the original Doc Brown to voice his digital counterpart in its upcoming Back to the Future adventure games.

Lloyd (who can also be seen in this summer's Oscar frontrunner, Piranha 3D) is set to reprise his role as the off-kilter Dr. Emmett Brown for the episodic 5-part series, due for release this winter. To further honor its source material (read: avoid rabid fan backlash), Telltale Games also announced that it will be staying true to both Doc Brown and Marty McFly's physical likenesses as well as consulting heavily with the series' original screenwriter, Bob Gale, for the game's story.

While Telltale has remained mum on plot specifics, it has said the episodes will include Hill Valley (circa 1985), the DeLorean time machine and a crop of familiar faces.

No word yet on hoverboards, but we're willing to bet that Telltale wouldn't even attempt a BttF game without hoverboards. Right? Right?!

[Source: USA Today]

Sep 1, 2010



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17 comments

  • inyoface024 - November 24, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    there's actually a voice actor who sounds just like fox so it'll be fine, no idea why mjf doesnt want to do it though, ????
  • JohnnyApplesperm - September 3, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    <3 Chris Lloyd :D I hope this turns out well, it has the potential to be awesome. Also I want to see that Piranha 3D just for Chris Lloyd, despite the fact that there's no way in hell it will be in any way (other than Chris Lloyd) a good movie.
  • JCDenton825 - September 2, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    My 10 year old fantasies are coming true. *tear*
  • PhantomDave - September 2, 2010 11:21 a.m.

    Than god they're no supplying motion capture....oh snap!
  • 8bitBaby - September 2, 2010 2:51 a.m.

    cool. maybe it will be like the universal studios ride where you're riding around in time saving the past present and future.
  • DarkPaladin - September 2, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    Whoa this is heavy (and awesome).
  • scrollboi12 - September 2, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    MCFLY HEY MCFLY! I WANT TO EFFING PUNCH GRIF THAT IS WHY I AM IN CAPZ!
  • RUSSO - September 2, 2010 12:49 a.m.

    I'm really waiting for a decent and good game about "Back to the Future". I guess they will do the "experiment" first with the BttF I script (so no hoverboards initially) and if it is accepted they'll continue with the scripts from the other two movies. I'm feeling right now a little bad, I saw that picture gameart that is here in the post, so i guess the game will be a graphic adventure like the new Monkey Island maybe, sort of that? I guess if Telltale is making the game it will be sort of that. Actually i wanted something similar to that Crysis mod, that was just epic! Hope this game will be something similar, and not just a point-n-clik or something like that...I mean come on! i want to drive the DeLorean, change the dates and all of that... Also bad news! there's a remake coming on (supposedly)...with Justin Bieber as Marty...that's what i read on imdb :( shame shame shame...
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - September 1, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Awesome news for the Doc, but what about Marty?
  • batmanboy11 - September 1, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    I like that he's going to be Doc Brown, but I don't think these games need to be made.
  • bamb0o-stick - September 1, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Great Scott! Always good to hear from the original Doc Brown.
  • Kenzo - September 1, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    great idea, but how is a modern console going to be able to produce the 1.21 giggawatts neccesary to activate the flux capacitor?
  • Strangleme - September 1, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    Now, this is awesome. I had no idea there was a Back to the Future game in the works. I'm very excited to hear that Christopher Lloyd is reprising the role, but is Michael J. Fox on board as Marty?? I really, really hope he is. Otherwise, why bother??
  • JADENkOTOR - September 1, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    I've been waiting years to punk Biff for years... How can this be released this winter if the story isn't even finalized yet? Are these episodes going to be on XBLA or is it a full game?
  • WonsAuto - September 1, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    Awesome, but just how old IS Christopher Lloyd now?!
  • oufour - September 1, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    i could really care less about the back to the future game, but i am PUMPED for the jurassic park game!
  • Crimmy - September 1, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    The DeLorean better be in.

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