1976 classic short "C'était un Rendez-Vous" saw Claude Lelouch roar through deserted Paris streets in a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL. On its 40th anniversary, Ford has remade the film and replaced the Merc with its very own Mustang.
Swapping in a Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 Fastback isn't the only change in "ReRendezvous."
The remake has been conceived as a 360°, 1m34s montage, intended for viewing via mobile devices or virtual reality headsets.
The route is slightly altered, and looses the one-take, near single-shot format of Claude Lelouch's 8 minute original.
Still, it shares several world-famous locations in common, including the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, and its finish line, the scenic viewpoint up at Sacre-Coeur Basilica, before one final twist reveals itself.
Lelouch had earlier used a Ford Mustang in his 1966 Oscar-winning film "A Man and a Woman," Ford noted, and the director provided an approving quote, saying that he "had goose bumps watching 'C'etait un Rendez-Vous' forty years later in virtual reality" and "knew that Ford would do more than just a tribute to the original in this new version."
ReRendezvous: A Ford Mustang VR Experience - youtu.be/BpKYid_Gm5M