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The DeLorean Gets An Electric Test Drive

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As a Back to the Future fan it hurts to hear this, but the DeLorean was not a very good car. Produced by the DeLorean Motor Company in part as a means to smuggle drugs, the actual vehicle Doc Brown’s time machine was based on looked awesome but sort of ran like crap. Luckily, they’re getting better.

A Houston based company now owns the DeLorean name and they’ve dedicated their time to making and selling new DeLoreans. Don’t worry, they look exactly like the old DeLoreans which means they’re still completely awesome. Last year we learned that they were working on converting their DeLoreans into fully electric vehicles and now… Great Scott, they’ve done it!

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Harold & Kumar Creators Want To Remake Back To The Future, Someday

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Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg just finished work directing the new American Pie sequel American Reunion and, they’ve been so successful that Universal Pictures has given them a two-year development deal. That sounds great, until you hear what they’d like to use that development deal to make.

If they had their druthers they’d be remaking Back to the Future.

Talking to Moviehole Hurwitz revealed, “We want Back to the Future, just come out and say it. That’s our favourite trilogy. We’re always having this conversation…”

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Great Scott! Check Out This RC Flying DeLorean

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People have been talking about Back to the Future a lot lately, largely thanks to Mattel’s announcement that they’re going to be selling replica hoverboards. Sure, the boards don’t actually hover, because, as Mattel explains with tongue in cheek, that technology won’t be invented until 2015. Still, it’s exactly the sort of objectively useless nostalgia bait that people of my generation love to spend money on, and I have no doubt they’ll sell tons of the damn things.

In fact, as far as real-life versions of Back to the Future icons go, the only way you could get cooler than owning a hoverboard is if you owned a hover-converted DeLorean. Unfortunately, we can’t even get a flimsy piece of plastic to hover properly, so there’s no way you could get an actual car to…what’s that? Some Russian guy did? How the hell did he manage the propulsion and energy needs? Oh, it’s just a tiny flying remote-control version? Huh. Well, that’s still pretty cool, I guess. I bet it looks bitchin’ at night with all the lights lit up. Man, if only we had video of it…

 

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Take A Look At The Making Of Mattel’s Replica Hoverboards

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Back to the Future fans let out a collective squeal of glee last month when it was announced that Mattel would be manufacturing real hoverboards…followed by a collective moan of disappointment when it was confirmed that no, Mattel has not actually created antigravity hovering technology just yet. Still, the replica boards are movie accurate and will make a very cool addition to any fan’s collection. Well, any fans that have $120 to drop on the prop, that is. If you’re on the fence about ordering and want to know what exactly you’ll get for your money, check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Mattel is creating their hoverboard replicas.

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Forget The Clock Tower, Save Back To The Future’s DeLorean

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Ask anyone what the coolest car in the history of movies is, and the only acceptable answer is the Back to the Future DeLorean. They actually used several different cars over the course of filming the epic time travel trilogy, each designed for different purposes. The one you saw on screen the most though, was the “A” car, the most detailed and carefully constructed vehicle designed to look absolutely brilliant even in extreme close-up shots. And now that DeLorean, the very best of them, needs your help.

Back to the Future co-writer and producer Bob Gale recently announced that they’ve rescued the DeLorean A and have begun work on a complete, “museum quality” restoration of the car. Apparently the car has been put on display outdoors for a number of years, and the elements have taken their toll on it.

This is the car in question…

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Back To The Future Becoming A Musical

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What do you do when you’re an aging filmmaker who doesn’t really want to go through all the trouble to make movies anymore, but still likes making money? You cannibalize your past successes, of course. It has worked for George Lucas and now it’ll probably work for Robert Zemeckis.

Zemeckis has made more than his share of great films over the course of his career, but there’s none more iconic than Back to the Future. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that he’s finding new ways to make money off of it. Luckily he hasn’t given in and done a remake yet, but he may do a musical.

That’s right, a Back to the Future musical.

Deadline says Zemeckis has already been talking with his BTTF co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri about transferring the movie’s story to the stage. Could it work? Maybe. It can’t be any worse than Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.