Back To The Future’s DeLorean time machine which Doc Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) uses to show Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) its time-traveling capabilities is all over the web now not just on Facebook and Twitter pages.
In the film, Doc sets the DeLorean to June 27, 2012 as the futuristic date and the characters Doc and Marty McFly travel via their time-machine car to June 27, 2012 from October 26, 1985.
But that is Not so.
Doc Brown and Marty McFly (Picture: Universal)
The image of this time-machine from the film with the future date June 27, 2012 that has been making the rounds online is not real. It is a Photoshopped image.
So don’t be fooled. The actual date — as seen in the YouTube video below — shows that we haven’t approached “the future” just yet: It’s set for October 21, 2015.
Yes. Its’ sequel Back To The Future II created by Robert Zemeckis in 1989 sequel, reveals that the characters are transported 30 years into the future, from Oct. 26, 1985 to Oct. 21, 2015.
Take a look at how 2015 looks in Back To The Future II
Sorry, "BTTF" fans, so the magic date is still more than three years away.
When these meters are revealed, the first time traveler is Einstein, Doc Brown's shaggy guinea dog, who traveled just one minute into the future.
The fake image, which was posted on the Facebook page of craft company Colour Me Fun on Wednesday morning, received more than 10,000 shares, nearly 1,000 Likes and 300 comments in few hours. But it looks like the picture was first posted on the Facebook page of mobile checkout provider Simply Tap about an hour earlier, attracting only about 50 shares.
Steve Berry, the man behind the hoax and the social media manager for mobile checkout company Simply Tap, on Wednesday said the viral incident was “just an accident.”
Berry designed the image to promote the Back to the Future trilogy Blu-ray box set for Client. The photo — which used Wednesday’s date as “the future” — was a deliberate reference to the same hoax that was accidentally started by Total Film in 2010.
“We promoted the image fully confident in the knowledge that everyone was familiar with the original hoax from a couple of years ago,” Berry told Mashable. “We figured that no one would fall for the same joke twice, so the caption was deliberately replicated it word for word so people would get the reference.”
But unexpectedly people didn’t get the joke. It was reposted on several Facebook pages, including the Facebook page of craft company Colour Me Fun, which received more than 10,000 shares, nearly 1,000 Likes and 300 comments.
Berry adds he wishes he would have included the client’s web address: “Just think of the traffic I’ve failed to gather,” he said.
This is not the first time the Internet users have been fooled by the same hoax. In 2010, a Photoshopped image with July 05, 2010 as the date of the future circulated the web posted by the movie site TotalFilm.com which tweeted a bogus image using the date July 5, 2010, claiming the date as "Back to the Future Day." Total Film later admitted to the hoax.