The future is here: How the world celebrated 'Back to the Future' day

The celebration of the so-called 'Back to the Future' Day marks the date — 21 October, 2015 — that the characters Marty McFly, Emmett 'Doc' Brown and Jennifer Parker famously journeyed from 1985 to 2015 in the sci-fi film trilogy's second installment in 1989.

FP Staff October 22, 2015 09:30:18 IST
The future is here: How the world celebrated 'Back to the Future' day

The future is today — if Back to the Future is to be believed.

The celebration of the so-called Back to the Future Day marks the date — 21 October, 2015 — that the characters Marty McFly, Emmett "Doc" Brown and Jennifer Parker famously journeyed from 1985 to 2015 in the sci-fi film trilogy's second installment in 1989.

The future is here How the world celebrated Back to the Future day

Back to the Future. (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment via AP)

"Back to The Future Part II" envisioned a colorful 2015 with flying cars, hoverboards and self-tying shoelaces. While those doodads are hardly prevalent today, the film did accurately tease the rise of such technology as flatscreen televisions, biometric scanning and hands-free gaming.

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis' trilogy has left a lasting impression on pop culture in the 30 years since the original film debuted, spawning a theme park attraction, video game and animated series.

Beginning on Wednesday, the town of Reston, Virginia, is ceremoniously changing its name to Hill Valley, McFly's fictional hometown. The Washington West Film Festival will feature a marathon screening of the trilogy and a Sunday screening of the original film, with appearances by stars Christopher Lloyd and Claudia Wells, as well as screenwriter-producer Bob Gale.

Here is how the world are celebrating the future:

New South Wales state premier Mike Baird arrives to work in style.

The movie has plenty of fans in the force too.

Officers from the Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit are investigating a crash involving a silver vehicle travelling at 88mph #BackToTheFuture

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marty McFly from Hill Valley, California was arrested in Melbourne today for disturbing the space-time continuum.

Posted by Victoria Police on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Train station making sure the passengers don't forget what day it is:

Major car manufacturers are also getting in on the act.

Toyota, which makes a brief appearance in the film in the form of a retro pick-up truck, has launched a campaign linking its launch of the Mirai, a car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells, with the film’s vision of cars running on fuel cells powered by garbage.

It even has a website with the words: "ON OCTOBER 21, 2015 THE FUTURE WILL BECOME REALITY."

Jaws 19?

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures also had a bit of fun with its "Jaws 19" mock trailer - Back to the Future included a clip of a cinema showing Jaws 19.

Pepsi bottles are weird in the future! (or present)

Nike planning to launch self tying shoes?

Uber, anyone?

With inputs from agencies.

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