The “Back To The Future” trilogy is beloved and revered by many. It almost didn’t even make it to production!
The film’s producer and co-writer, Bob Gale, spoke with Geek Out magazine about the struggle:
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?”
If they hadn’t persevered and overcame the negativity, the film may never have been made. They faced failure and succeeded instead!