Video: This Is Fantastic: The Coolest Car Makers Creations For Films About The Future
Shooting a fantastic film is a difficult thing: it is important to create the most elaborate world of the future, so that the viewer believes that in a conditional one hundred or two hundred years we will live in such houses, wear just such clothes and travel (or fly) on such a transport. And it is with the latest filmmakers that automakers often help. We recalled several examples of car companies joining forces with film studios to create prototypes specifically for science fiction films.
Bugatti in the movie Elysium
In the dystopia "Elysium" by Neil Blomkamp, social differentiation of society is pushed to the limit: the rich live on a beautiful space station in conditions close to heavenly, and the poor barely survive on the dying Earth and tear their veins for the good of the powerful. Of course, the ruling elite needs appropriate transport - the most luxurious and expensive of all that can be created in 2154 (the time of the film). Therefore, the development of the transport of the future for the rich was entrusted to Bugatti.
The aerocar is made in the style of the Veyron model: it has a similar nose design, recognizable fuselage coloring and Bugatti nameplates on the front and rear. Well, apparently, in 150 years, this brand will remain a symbol of dimensionless luxury. True, according to the plot of the film, the luxurious Bugatti of the future is assigned an unenviable role.
Lexus from the movie "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Luc Besson's fantastic action game turned out to be ambiguous: he did not achieve commercial success, and critics and viewers did not like the raw plot. But the film is praised for its detailed world of the future and a beautiful picture - and some of this praise is rightfully attributed to Lexus. Especially for the film, the automaker came up with the Skyjet, a shark-like secret agent spaceship inspired by the luxurious Lexus LC coupe.
You will immediately understand what this spacecraft was made in Lexus, and it's not just a huge nameplate on the nose. Simply, according to the designers, and in 700 years the company will produce vehicles with a huge "spindle" of the radiator grille.
Lexus from the movie "Minority Report"
And another Lexus. This time - more down to earth, and in every sense. The prototype, called the Lexus 2054, was created specifically for Steven Spielberg's fantastic blockbuster Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. They say that Spielberg himself drove a Lexus at that time, and he really liked this brand. The car was developed in the California design center Toyot and Lexus, and the project was so successful that the automobile publication Jalopnik included the concept in the list of "prototypes to be serial." The Lexus 2054 runs on fuel cells and is equipped with advanced biometric protection systems. And its assembly and painting takes incredibly little time - even if Tom Cruise hid right on the conveyor in the car.
By the way, the filmmakers liked the prototype so much that it was later used in another science fiction film - "The Island" in 2005. The car was just repainted from red to blue.
Audi from "I, Robot"
The fantastic film "I, Robot" in 2004 starring Will Smith was an excellent advertisement for the Audi brand. The company made a prototype of the RSQ especially for the cinema, and, they say, all the preparation took at most a month. This is because the car for the film is built on the basis of the Audi Le Mans quattro concept (later it will turn into the production model of the Audi R8).
The designers dressed the prototype in a futuristic wheel-hiding body kit and fitted gullwing doors. The grille is borrowed from the production Audi A8 sedan, and the prototype is powered by a V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo. In general, Will Smith was lucky!
Audi in the movie "Ender's Game"
In general, Audi loves the so-called product placement: in addition to the aforementioned "I, Robot", cars of this brand were filmed in the Iron Man and Spider-Man franchise, and in 2013 the company made a futuristic prototype specifically for the fantastic film "Ender's Game". The concept is called the Audi Fleet Shuttle quattro Concept and represents the company's vision of what transport will look like at the end of the twenty-first century.
An interesting feature of the prototype is that it exists only in the form of mock-ups and computer models: an ordinary Audi A7 participated in the shooting, which was then redrawn during editing.
General Motors in the movie "Destroyer"
Fantastic action movie "Destroyer" of 1993, with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes, is one of the most famous blockbusters of the nineties. Irreconcilable enemies, a cunning villain and a brave police officer, the characters of Stallone and Snipes were frozen in 1996 and woke up from suspended animation in 2032. Through the eyes of the heroes, we see what the world of the foreseeable future looks like. Part of that future is the patrol cars, which were chosen as the 1992 General Motors Ultralite concept car.
By the way, the same model a few years later appeared in the film "Bicentennial Man" with Robin Williams in the title role. The concept was not developed specifically for a motion picture, but it debuted very well just in time for the beginning of filming and was liked by the filmmakers. The Ultralite has a carbon fiber body and a 111 horsepower 1.5-liter engine, it can accelerate to a hundred in less than eight seconds and has a very low fuel consumption: 2.7 liters per hundred. Not bad for the early nineties! True, the harsh brutal character of Sylvester Stallone still likes the old school more.
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