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When will we see Model S play a "starring role" in a movie?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PureAmps, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. PureAmps

    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    Simian posted a great indoor shot of a Pearl White Model S that has a very cinematic look to it (Owners delivery stories, photos and first impressions - Page 9). It got me thinking how long before we see Model S "star" in a movie? And by that I mean play a key role in the film's story/plot. For example: every James Bond film, Ronin, The Italian Job, etc.

    The Model S definitely has sex appeal, can hold its own with any performance sedan, so it would fit right into most action movies. It would be a great marketing coup for Tesla, and there seems to be a lot of love for Tesla in Hollywood. The car also has unique qualities like its near silence, which could be used to great effect in the film.

    I'll make a prediction of some action blockbuster in Summer 2015, just when Gen III is starting to roll out.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I have hoped and hoped for a Ronin 2. I think the S would be the perfect S8 substitute!
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I'd like to see Jason Statham drive it in Transporter 4!
     
  4. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Audi (or whomever) generally pays a ton for the product placement of their cars in these types of movies. Like the Roadster's cameos, it will have to be a filmmaker who love the Model S and just sticks it in the movie despite not getting a dime for it from Tesla.
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yes; their marketing dollars at work. Acura's RDX and TL placement in "The Avengers" was laughably bad although the new NSX at the end was cool.
     
  6. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Fast and the Furious 6 is set for release May 24th in the US. Just sayin' :). I did like the nr 1 and 2 of those movies at least... And this nr 6 has both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker so maybe it could be good. A P85 doing some high-speed stealth manouvers would be cool.
     
  7. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Funny enough, back in '08 or so some Hollywood guy reached out to me to help get him in touch with someone at Tesla for this very reason. It was for some superhero movie and there was a plot point where the protagonist would use the Whitestar/Model S battery for some purpose. I got him in touch with some people at Tesla, but he never got a positive response.

    I can't remember exactly, but if the project went through I think the movie was supposed to come out sometime in 2010 around when Tesla had previously indicated the car would enter production.
     
  8. Jkam

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    Perhaps Iron Man 2? Iron Man had a Roadster in it. Iron Man 2 had a cameo by Elon Musk. Iron Man would be able to use a battery. Came out in 2010.
     
  9. SoCalGuy

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    I know the lead time on these things is quite long. The Fisker Karma will be appearing in two movies, but I think both don't debut until sometime mid/late next year (Fisker Karma Gets Cameo In Upcoming Thriller 'Paranoia'). Two and a Half Men features the Karma quite a bit, the TV is much easier/faster than film.
     
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    Seeing as how the Roadster was in Savages, the Model S will obviously be in the sequel to Savages. Savages 2: Even Fewer Manners.
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I just hope they don't put engine sounds in the sound track.
     
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  13. PureAmps

    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    Ha! Unfortunately, that is probably almost guaranteed to happen. :)

    Though, I can imagine a great chase scene between a Tesla and a throaty V8, if they could cut between the driver of the V8 with a constant loud roar, and the driver of the S in near silence with a classical music soundtrack playing in the background.
     
  14. AndreN

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    Or Crank 3: Supercharged!
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Now we are talking! Wonder what Statham would be capable of after a 90 kW DC supercharge! ;)
     
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    Someone could put a scrolling red light on the front and do a re-boot of Knight Rider... then again, nah!
     
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    Isn't there a new JB movie coming? Appropriate? :wink:
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I was looking for any clues in the Skyfall trailer. Just the original Aston Martin.

    Nah... too early; maybe the next one in 4 years time.
     
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    When will it be in video games?! Forza Horizon doesn't even have the Roadster in the new version...
     
  20. Krugerrand

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    Agreed!

    And then it should be in the next Transformer movie.
     

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