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Thursday, December 18, 2008
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In the latest automotive product placement exercise by Hollywood, the Honda Civic Hybrid will be featured in Keanu Reeves's latest movie "The Day The Earth Stood Still." The Civic Hybrid will be driven by co-star Jennifer Connelly, who is playing the role astrobiologist Helen Benson.
6 Civic Hybrids were supplied for filming, out of which 2 had to be cut open to facilitate filming. According to wikipedia, producers of the movie went to great lengths to be as carbon neutral as possible. To reduce waste, props and sets were posted up on a website for viewing by crew members before finalizing the actual design. Hybrid cars were also used and crew members were directed to turn off the engine if they sat inside idling for longer than 3 minutes. Clothes and other reusable materials were either kept for future use or donated away.
The Day The Earth Stood Still is the latest environmental theme movies, a trend started off by Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Leonardo DiCaprio's 11th Hour.
Image from Honda UK.
Sharp eyed readers might notice that the Civic Hybrid pictured above is missing the trademark spokeless aerodynamic wheels that is fitted on Civic Hybrids sold in most parts of the world. However the picture above is a UK specs model and for some reason the UK Civic Hybrid is specified with conventional 5 spokes alloy wheels.
In real life, Keanu Reeves is an avid biker, particularly classic British bikes. He is very fond of his 1974 Norton Commando bike. He also has a Porsche 911 C4 but that was quite sometime ago, he could have switched cars by now.
Source : Via Indianautosblog.com
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