Breakdancing in the rain

Gene Kelly's famous Singin' In The Rain scene has been updated, with the Hollywood star now breakdancing in the rain.

Kelly's umbrella-spinning dance sequence has become an iconic image from the 1952 movie.

But the makers of a new car advertisement have received permission from the Gene Kelly Foundation to give the rain-soaked scene a new twist.

To make the advertisement, three breakdancers and body poppers performed a number of modern dance moves against the same backdrop.

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 breakdancing.

The TV and cinema advert has been made to promote the latest Golf GTI, an update of the original.

Volkswagen communications manager Catherine Woolfe said: "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."

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