As October 21, 2015, a.k.a. Back to the Future Day, nears, the film franchise is enjoying a nice, topical comeback. So much so that Toyota put together this cute teaser of the saga’s two heroes, Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, assessing how accurate the movies were. Turns out they were fairly accurate (even considering fax machines):
Toyota’s spot comes as a heads-up for a longer, five-minute clip, which will debut on the automaker’s website on the 21st, in honor of the movie’s time jump, according to Adweek. “Over the years we’ve had a lot of fun predicting which Back to the Future fictional 2015 technology would arrive by the real year,” Fox said in a statement released to the media. This reunion is all reportedly part of a campaign (head here for more info) to strategically advertise the car company’s forthcoming hydrogen-fuel cell technology, which is, yep, a variation of a BTTF prediction (it powers their Mirai model, as a nod to the DeLorean).
The above commercial was coincidentally posted the same day Lloyd told THR he’d theoretically be up for filming a fourth. “It’s tough to come up with an idea that contains the excitement of the original three,” said Lloyd, who played Dr. Emmett Brown and stressed he’d only do it if the other original team members were involved. “So it would be a real challenge for the writers to come up with an original Back to the Future story that has the same passion and intensity and excitement as the other three. But it could be done, you never know.”
For more from Doc’s interview, head here. And, if you’re a fan of the movies, get ready for Back to the Future Day, which also brings a Blu-Ray rerelease, as well as a swath of special BTTF Part II screenings at select theaters nationwide.
Update: Here’s the full video (below), in which our heroes learn how to turn trash into fuel with the help of a real-life Doc and the Mirai:
Happy Back to the Future Day!