Someone on Twitter is Recreating ‘Back to the Future’ in Real Time

Back to the Future

Get ready for some heavy stuff. With almost 50 accounts, 1208 tweets, and countless hashtags and Twitpics, someone on Twitter is reenacting Back to the Future in real time. Yes, we’re serious — and yes, the DeLorean has an account.

Created by Gavin Fox, Martin Rose, and Tom Hartshorn (creative directors at Poke, Mother London and Nation, respectively), The Hill Valley Project is bringing the cult classic film into the present by creating Twitter accounts for all of the main characters and having them tweet everything that happens in the film, “as it happened, in real time,” as Digiday reports. The trio will keep tweeting throughout the week to recreate the whole story as Marty and the gang experienced it.

While they aren’t affiliated with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (and Gavin Fox has no relation to Michael J. Fox), they do hope the project stirs up awareness about the foundation.

“We’re really inspired by the Michael J. Fox Foundation — they’re trying to accelerate the process of bringing medicine to market by concentrating on one crucial part of the process where they know they can make a real difference,” said Fox. “As the site says, we don’t have any affiliation with them, we just felt like this would be a great platform to give them some attention. We have contacted them since with no response — Michael’s new sitcom aired last night so they’re kind of busy right now. We really hope they see it and like the idea.”

Head over to the Hill Valley Project twitter account to see all of the characters’ tweets pulled into the fictional town’s feed. Right now George McFly is trying to get the courage to ask Lorraine to the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, Marty McFly is fighting for his life, and pretty soon we’ll find out if there’s something wrong with the Earth’s gravitational pull.

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