Dutch inventor and computer technician Bjorn Harms fell in love with the DeLorean DMC-12 when he watched the Back to the Future films as a youngster. So, when he came across the perfect project vehicle, he decided to snatch it up and six months transforming it into a life-sized, remote-controlled version of the one found in the movie. It wasn’t an easy task to say the least, since he had to first replace the robotic servos under the dashboard – the one that control the break, throttle and steering. Read more for a video and additional information.
Regal Cinemas has taken the wraps off its monthly subscription plan, set to compete with AMC A-List and Moviepass. Plans range from $18 to $23.50 per month with a 12-month commitment, and you can view as many movies as they want on a standard format screen. Larger cities, like Los Angeles and New York, require you to sign up for the Unlimited All Access ($23.50) plan, but includes premium theaters, like L.A. Live and Manhattan’s Union Square multiplex. Read more to see the pricing breakdown and for additional information.
Photo credit: Charlie Nghiem
There have been rumors of Back to the Future being rebooted some time in the future, and if that happens, the 2020 Tesla Roadster SpaceX Edition would be a perfect time travel vehicle, or so automotive designer Charlie Nghiem. Just the base trim of the new Tesla Roadster has a top speed of over 250 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 8.9 seconds, all powered by a 200 kWh battery pack that provides 620 miles of range, and 10,000 Nm of torque from its 3 electric motors. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Vin Diesel is currently in the UK filming Fast & Furious 9, but what better way to celebrate a birthday over there than with Speedkore’s custom 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum? That’s exactly what he got, and it just might have more power than he knows what to do with. Boasting a twin-turbo Mercury Marine Racing 9.0-liter V8 engine generates an eye-watering 1650 horsepower on race fuel and 1350 hp with standard fuel, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The exterior is clad in ultra lightweight SpeedKore carbon fiber parts, while the inside is adorned with custom leather and Alcantara upholstery. Read more for a video and additional information.
Keanu Reeves has been all over the place in 2019, whether it be as John Wick or Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, but one place you probably didn’t expect to see him is in an NES game. The latter has been made a reality by fan MuriloDev and the game uploaded to itch.io as a free download. The game may not be the longest you’ve ever played, but it does take you through a few familiar scenes from the movie and is very difficult, similar to similar NES games of the time. Read more for a video and the download link.
Paramount Pictures debuted the first Top Gun: Maverick trailer at San Diego Comic Con today and Tom Cruise will once again be flying high on the big screen. This movie takes place 34 years after the original film, and Maverick is the new flight instructor of the Top Gun school, guiding Goose’s son to become a pilot. The actor made a surprise visit to the convention on Thursday to promote the upcoming sequel during the Terminator: Dark Fate panel and said: “I felt it was my responsibility to deliver for you.” Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Photo credit: Dave Slater
LEGO fans rejoice! There were several special-edition DeLorean cars produced over the years, and the car is most notably featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. A total of six DeLorean chassis were used during the production, along with one manufactured out of fiberglass for scenes where a full-size DeLorean was needed to “fly” on-screen. Dave Slater decided to pay tribute by building a miniature replica using LEGO parts, complete with a tiny flux capacitor. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What could make the BMW Vision M Next Concept coupe eve more futuristic? Hiring Hans Zimmer to engineer the motor sounds of course. Before we get to that, this EV boasts a four-cylinder gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain generating a combined output of 600 horsepower, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 62 mile-per-hour in just 3.0 seconds, while topping out at 186 mph. There’s also a “BOOST+” function that adds extra power at the push of a button, while offering 62 miles of pure electric driving. Since EVs don’t produce any engine noise, legendary film composer Hans Zimmer developed a Blade Runner-inspired sound for the Vision M Next. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cool vehicles you’ll see in the new Men in Black: International movie. It’s basically a modified 2020 RC F model called the QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer. Simply put, it transforms into a jet at the push of a button, and the only one available in ‘Umbra Black’, which is touted as the darkest black in the entire universe. “The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future. With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own,” said marketing VP Lisa Materazzo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Another day, another deepfake, and this one shows Terminator 2’s T-800 in an entirely new light. Originally played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, this deepfake swaps in Sylvester Stallone’s head for the main character and strangeness ensues. This became such a hit on social media that Stallone even reposted the clip on Instagram with the caption: “This is what a Terminator would look like if he was built from spaghetti and pizza!” It was created by a YouTuber who goes by “Ctrl Shift Face”, the same user behind the Bill Hader and Al Pacino swap a few weeks back. Read more for this weeke’s selection of interesting images from around the web.