Funny or Die has been sorry a lot lately. Now they’re apologizing for a fake hoverboard video. After the weirdness with Jerry O’Connell a few weeks back, the site has admitted the HUVr viral video released on Tuesday was, indeed, a ruse.
The mythic Back to the Future Part II prop has been on wish lists since 1989 and despite prop replicas and real life scientific attempts, we’re no closer to zipping around in the air like Marty McFly than we were 25 years ago. That didn’t change yesterday, despite a “company” called HUVr releasing videos starring the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk and Terrell Owens and showing real, working hoverboards.
Had history finally been made? No, it was a prank; now Funny or Die has capped it off with another funny video. Check it out below.
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Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Technically, we’ve still got one year to go before Marty McFly is due to fly in from 1985 in his DeLorean. But so far, it’s not looking all that likely that next year will deliver on the oddly ’80s-ish future promised in Back to the Future Part II. There are no hoverboards in the streets, the Jaws frachise stalled after four installments, and fax machines are growing more obsolete by the day.
Still, there’s at least one detail that’s sure to come true if Tinker Hatfield has anything to do with it. The Nike designer has revealed that power laces are indeed coming in 2015, just as Back to the Future Part II said they would. More on the announcement after the jump.
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2015 is only a year away but you can have everyone’s favorite 2015 movie on your wall starting this Friday. Laurent Durieux, he of that excellent Die Hard poster, among others, is having his first solo art show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin TX on February 7. We’re delighted to debut one of the many pieces in the show: Back to the Future Part II.
We already knew Durieux, who flew in from Belgium for the show, did The Birds, Forbidden Planet and the first Back to the Future for the show (though that has yet to be revealed) but with this one image, he truly captures the time, place and tone of Robert Zemeckis‘ hit 1989 sequel. Check out both versions of the poster below. Read More »
This Friday, Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles is being turned into the private travel agency of artist Eric Tan. Tan, who works full time in creative at Disney Consumer Products, created posters based on his global travels, then organized them as a solo show called Fly. It opens June 28. The artist – who we’ve covered for years – has created 15 posters based on real places like New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego (as well as one fictional city) that showcase his love of pop culture as well as his unique, geometric styles. Below, we exclusively debut five of the 15 pieces in the show including the one fictional entry: Hill Valley 1985, based on Back to the Future Part II. Read More »
There was once a time I believed Back to the Future Part II was better than the original. I’ve since corrected that opinion, but you can’t blame me. As a child, the way screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis folded the movie back onto itself seemed so exciting and surprising, it almost made me forget how absolutely perfect the first movie is.
Then, of course, there’s also 2015.
Zemeckis’ vision of the future remains a near representation of your wildest imagination; it’s Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for geeks. Flying cars, bright colors, all the latest technology. And at the top of the list of cool things was the Hoverboard. Since the first time it appeared on screen, Mattel’s fictional floating skateboard has been the stuff of legend. Rumors used to fly around that company had actually made it, fans have created their own and, last year, Mattel actually released a Hoverboard…strictly for collectors of course.
All that love and wonder is the bedrock of a beautiful little short film that’s now online called Hoverboard. Director Sydney Freeland has crafted a short, simple film that shows how the Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II can still inspire anyone. Check it out below. Read More »
Poster fans had two hours blocked off this Black Friday morning as Mondo promised several surprise drops via their Twitter account. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Olly Moss joined the Universal Monsters club with his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein, Daniel Danger celebrated the opening of Hitchcock with a stunning depiction of Psycho, Todd Slater captured the essence of RoboCop and Gianmarco Magnani (Silence TV) continued the Mondo Back to the Future series with the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future Part II. Check out all the posters below. Read More »
Anyone who has spent hours with their Back to the Future Blu-rays has likely seen this phenomenal 60 second clip. However, if you’re like me your set is currently collecting dust on the shelf, you have no idea what your missing. On Back to the Future Part II, there’s a clip of pre-production test footage for the most iconic scene in the hit sequel: the hoverboard chase.
What’s most amazing about this clip isn’t that, after two plus decades, the effects look seamless. It’s that the effects still look just as good as anything you saw in theaters this summer. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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I know what you’re thinking and you’re right. There have been a lot of Hoverboard posts here on the site in the last few weeks. My response to that, is, can there ever be enough? The Back to the Future Part II (and Part III, spoiler alert) prop is arguably the most discussed and desired in modern movie history and the company who “made” the one in the movie is finally, actually, making it. It’s been more than twenty years but Hoverboards are so hot right now.
Mattel is currently taking pre-orders on an authentic prop replica (with sounds but no hovering) and they let the web series Beyond the Marquee behind the scenes to learn about the creation of the awesome piece. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »