BMW of North America Announces the Return of BMW Films with “The Escape”

News | September 20th, 2016 by 9
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BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with “The Escape,” a short film from Academy Award® nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District …

BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with “The Escape,” a short film from Academy Award® nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar® nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men”), who reprises his role as The Driver.

Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, “The Escape” also stars Dakota Fanning (“War of the Worlds,” “I am Sam”), Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher,” “Daredevil”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “Up in the Air”).  “The Escape” will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. EST on BMWFilms.com.

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The critically acclaimed original series, “The Hire,” included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002.  Each film featured then rising-star Owen as the mysterious Driver hired to complete various missions and was directed by some of Hollywood’s best and brightest talent.

“The Escape.”

BMW not only brought back Owen for “The Escape,” but also Bruce Bildsten as Creative Director, Brian DiLorenzo as Executive Producer and David Carter, who in addition to serving as a creative consultant, co-wrote the film alongside Blomkamp. The trio then brought together a group of producers and designers to bring the film to life.

9 responses to “BMW of North America Announces the Return of BMW Films with “The Escape””

  1. Martin Petrov says:

    The escape? bmw can only be compared to a Tatra. If that is the case, then this film is OK.

    • guest says:

      Actually, VW/Porsche ripped off Tatra’s engineering. Mercedes stopped making films when they realized they were either about Nazi’s or people dying in the stands.

  2. Jason Mannheim says:

    Poor Owen, he seems so sad that he’s going to drive that crap bmw and feel awfully when he drives over even slightly uneven road surface. Stupid bmw, stop making cars and run bankrupt. You’re too miserable to even produce cars. Simply an idiotic brand for fools.

    • guest says:

      Not just Clive, Madonna, Guy Ritchie, John Frankenheimer, many Hollywood & global all-stars. Amazing what they can produce bankrupt, cars & movies.

  3. […] USA releases a new trailer for the upcoming BMW Films – The Escape. The 30-seconds footage features Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal, and what we believe […]

  4. […] USA releases a new trailer for the upcoming BMW Films – The Escape. The 30-seconds footage features Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal, and what we believe […]

  5. […] BMW excited a fan base recently, with its announcement of a continuation of the famous BMW Films featuring Clive Owen. Previously, BMW Films had made a series of eight short films, all featuring Owen as the driver of a BMW during some sort of action packed chase, called “The Hire”. Owen is set to reprise his role as the famous driver in the new short film “The Escape“. […]

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