Just, oh my God. That is the BEST THING.
NEW YORK (CBS) A new take on Gene Kelly's famous Singin' In The Rain scene hits TV screens as part of a new advertising campaign for Volkswagen.
One of the most iconic scenes in the history of cinema has now been changed to show Gene Kelly rapping and breakdancing to a club-mix of Singin' in the Rain.
Makers of a new car advert received permission from the Gene Kelly Foundation to give the rain-soaked scene a new twist which features three break dancers and body poppers performing a number of modern dance moves against the same backdrop as the 1952 original.
The original star's face was then mapped on to that of the dancers, who follow the same route Kelly takes in the street, with the aid of computer wizardry.
Now the late Hollywood star appears to be somersaulting, body popping, and break dancing.
The TV and cinema advert has been made to promote the latest Golf GTI, an update of the original.
The song which accompanies it is a remix of the original, created by dance music duo Mint Royale.
Designers created replica streets to look exactly like they did in the film, which was set in the 1920s, and cranes were used to match the camera angles.
Volkswagen communications manager Catherine Woolfe said: "The idea behind the commercial is all about the fact that the new Golf GTI is the original Mk I, but updated for 2005.
"The latest Golf is seen as a classic and iconic car and we really wanted to show that in a very unusual and memorable way."