So, I was searching for more cute cat videos online, and of course that led me to the front page of YouTube.  There, I noticed that the official trailer for the next X-Men movie had been posted.  As it ran, the following scene flashed past:

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Well, who would have thought that there were Citroën DSs in an X-Men movie?

OK, OK I’ll stop with the phony story.  I kind of knew what I was looking for.  Back in early June, some of our local members had an amazing opportunity.  A call had gone out that a film company (no details at that time) was looking for a few 1960s-ish French cars, for a shoot in Montréal.  Ian C and Michel L responded, and before they knew it, they were in the middle of a major Hollywood production.

I was sworn to secrecy at the time, but since the trailer is now out (and since another Citroën web site might have blown the story anyway), I am happy to share this news.  Ian and Michel told us that it was exciting, but far from fun and games.  Wake up calls were VERY early, the waiting was interminable, but the food was good!  Originally they thought they were just providing their cars to be used, but eventually, Ian wound up in costume, as an “extra”.  You never know, we may even be able to spot him in his chauffeur’s uniform when the real movie comes out next year!

I will ask Ian if he can share any other info or photos with us.  In the mean time, here is a link to the trailer.

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