Back to the Future Car
The DeLorean Alpha 5 was the most anticipated back to the future car of the 1990s, but has it lived up to the hype? This article explores the production and modification history of the futuristic car. You can also find out where you can reserve your own Alpha 5.
John Bell is one of the world’s best known concept artists. He’s worked on a wide variety of projects, including The Hunger Games and Men in Black. In fact, he served as the “future consultant” on the Back to the Future sequel. As such, he and Production Designer Rick Carter met on a regular basis to discuss concepts. While he’s not currently involved in the project, he’s already painted a poster for the film.
In 1982, the first Back to the Future movie was released, and the car, a DMC-12, was made famous by Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Throughout the years, the car has been featured in various video games, including the critically acclaimed series “Back to the Future.” TellTale released Back to the Future: The Adventure Game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the film trilogy.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is a fictional sports car that was produced between 1981 and 1983. Its distinctive design, including gull-wing doors and stainless steel body panels, made it a popular choice for the Back to the Future movies. However, before production could begin on the trilogy’s third installment, the DeLorean Motor Company declared bankruptcy and the car was canceled. The original car was eventually rebuilt by a private auto customizer.
Featured in filming
While the film’s original prop cars were generic and a beat-up old convertible, the movie’s cars were often more detailed. The first two films’ cars were Ford Super De Luxes, with the roof cut off. This vehicle, painted black, was used in both close-ups and long shots. Universal Studios kept this car, which is on display on their back lot. Later, the car was sold to a private collector.
Remains on display
The iconic time-traveling DeLorean car from the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future has made its way to Planet Hollywood. Initially sold as part of a prop car, the deLorean was a sleek looking vehicle that was designed to be a time machine. Unfortunately, the company that made the car closed shop in 1982. Today, the cars are highly sought-after vintage relics.
Movies in which it appeared
Back to the Future, and the various movies in which it appeared, are classic examples of sci-fi. Kubrick’s code for futuristic vehicles, CRM 115, is a recurring theme in the film series. The same code appears in other sci-fi movies, including Executive Decision (1971), The Matrix trilogy (2002, 2007, and 2015), and the 2013 adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Filth. In addition to being a pop culture icon, the DeLorean’s dashboard lights show the date in red, yellow, or green, the same way they did in The Time Machine (also 1960).