New York, New York – Set your time circuits to June 23, when Plume, an imprint of Penguin Books, will release the first comprehensive book chronicling the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy.
Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. During their journey to realize their dream, they encountered unprecedented challenges and regularly took the difficult way out.
For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don’t Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over fifty others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time.
"What fun," Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: A Biography, says. "Deeply researched and engagingly written, Caseen Gaines' We Don't Need Roads is the book Back to the Future fans have been craving for decades. Geekily enthusiastic and chock full of never-before-heard tales of what went on both on and off the screen, We Don't Need Roads is a book worthy of the beloved trilogy itself."
"The most enlightening and informative book I've read since Grays Sports Almanac. Every true fan of the Holy Trilogy should own a copy...it's your density," says Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One.
With a focus not only on the movies, but also the lasting impact of the franchise and its fandom, We Don’t Need Roads is the ultimate read for anyone who has ever wanted to ride a Hoverboard, hang from the top of a clock tower, travel through the space-time continuum, or find out what really happened to Eric Stoltz after the first six weeks of filming. We Don’t Need Roads also includes rare and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photographs and production art.
“Working on this book has been an exhilarating ride – probably just as exciting as trying to get a steam engine up to 88mph or trying to harness 1.21 gigawatts of lightning,” author Caseen Gaines said. “My goal was to tell stories that haven’t been told before, so fans will discover something new, whether they haven’t seen the movies in a while or have studied every detail over the past thirty years. Those who love the franchise are going to enjoy all the new material covered in the book.”
"We Don't Need Roads is the truly fascinating story of how one of America's greatest movie franchises came to be", states Adam F. Goldberg, creator of ABC's The Goldbergs. "Caseen Gaines' in-depth research and unprecedented look at Robert Zemeckis' series proves that the journey to make a perfect movie is anything but perfect. It's a must read for any true Back to the Future lover and anyone who wants to peek behind the curtain to see how films get made."
"With over five hundred hours of interviews with key cast and crew members, Caseen Gaines’ book is a delightful way to travel back to the future and relive those wonderful times with Marty McFly, his family, friends, and enemies – not to mention the inimitable Doc Brown,” says Marc Scott Zicree, author of The Twilight Zone Companion. “Strap into your DeLorean and get ready for the ride of your life!"
Arriving at 88mph on June 23, 2015 from Plume (Penguin Books)! Pre-order today at the following online retailers:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caseen Gaines is a popular culture historian. He is the author of Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon, which received the 2012 Independent Publisher's Book Award - Silver Medal in the Popular Culture / Leisure category, as well as A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic. Caseen also directs theater and teaches high school English in New Jersey, where he lives. He aspires to be a Renaissance Man.
His latest book — We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy — will be released this June.