Last year, it was the BMW i8. Next year, it'll be the Fisker Karma. That's the recent progression of plug-in vehicles making an appearance in blockbuster films.

The Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid will play an important role in a scene in Paranoia, a corporate-espionage thriller starring Harrison Ford, according to USA Today. In the flick, which doesn't come out until next fall, a balding Ford hands the keys to a younger worker, played by Liam Hemsworth, as part of his "seduction" into the luxurious world of the one percent, according to the newspaper with the blue dot logo. Gary Oldman plays Ford's business mentee/opponent in the film.

The Fisker has already gained favor with other entertainment figures, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cee Lo Green and Justin Bieber among those who drive the six-figure car. The Fisker isn't the only plug-in ride to hit the silver screen. Last year, the BMW i8 electric-concept vehicle was featured in the Tom Cruise hit "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol."

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      • 2 Years Ago
      At least production doesn't have to spend extra money to make the car combust and explode.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was also driven by Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged 2. Danny Taggert drove a Tesla.... :-)
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      This will be a costly film with a fisker and a well paid well known actor. They could have shot a cheaper film with a volt or a leaf and with joe pesci as an actor. I won't pay for that film except if i goes to tv or youtube in a couple of years.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Paranoia" Because that's what you'll feel if you own a Fisker.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Perfect car for a new Christine/2001 remake, it is gas & electric, it has a computer, they could start off with it being really electrically needy - sending texts to the owner reminding him to recharge. Then sending other random texts etc. "Dave, I noticed that you haven't been for a drive in the mountains lately, my satellite telemetry confirms that the tree leaves are displaying a variety of colors that humans find pleasing."
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another excellent promotion opportunity for Fisker, and EV technology !. Unlike the BMW i8, a movie patrons might see a Fisker Karma glide by on their way home. The image of a Fisker being the sort of status symbol that would seduce an ambitious young go-getter, is just the sort of positive image the Karma needs to break free of the preachy, ''worthy" image usually associated with EV technology. The Fisker Karma converts a whole different market to EV technology.