NEW YORK — Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project – a stage musical of “Back to the Future.”

Producers said Thursday that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London’s West End in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the film. A Broadway run is a possibility if the new musical flies as well as the film’s specially equipped DeLorean.

The new musical will have a book by Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd, and new music and lyrics by composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter and record producer Glen Ballard. Lloyd also will direct.

In the 1985 film, Marty McFly becomes a human guinea pig who travels back to his hometown in 1955. Once there, he gets caught up in the soap opera lives of his own teenage parents, including his mom who develops a crush on her future son. The film was written by Zemeckis and Gale and had plenty of music, including the Huey Lewis and the News theme tune “The Power of Love” and McFly’s futuristic rendition of “Johnny B. Goode.”