Cars in Movies

Cars are stars. Often you don't notice them, they simply get a bit part, but sometimes they feature alongside the stars.

Audi made quite a bit of noise when their specially designed cars featured prominently in what was an otherwise average sci-fi romp, iRobot. Motor vehicle placement in movies for cars that didn’t exist.

We saw the Land Rover Taxis in Judge Dredd, Mustang Fastback GT 390 (a real car) in Bullitt (where Steve McQueen took us on what seemed like a never-ending chase) and of course the DeLorean in Back to the future. The list goes on.

But there are a couple of other films of note by local lad, director Andrew Niccol, where cars starred amongst the big stars. Gattaca had the ageless Citroën DS Cabriolet and the pride of England, the magnificent Rover P6, all electrified and humming along.

Pictured: Mr Niccol and some guy called Timberlake.  Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. IN TIME Motion Picture Copyright2011 Regency

Pictured: Mr Niccol and some guy called Timberlake.

Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. IN TIME Motion Picture Copyright2011 Regency

But he didn’t stop there. In his later film, In Time, we see a Citroën DS 21 and Cadillac Seville feature, along with immaculate Dodge Challengers and Lincoln Continentals amongst others. In both movies you’ll see subtle changes to light clusters, a small change making a big difference.

Mr Niccol likes his cars.

There’s just not cars to consider we’ve had trucks, the Chevy C-10 in Twilight, Light Cycles in Tron: Legacy, and the ultimate self-contained camper in the TV show, Ark, all starring.