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Clive Owen reprises Driver role in Neill Blomkamp’s BMW short

October 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments


A new BMW movie short by Chappie director Neill Blomkamp has been released.

The Escape features original BMW Films star Clive Owen, who reprises his role as The Driver.

Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, the film also stars Dakota Fanning and Vera Farmiga.


The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight BMW 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.

Check out the short above and two ‘Making of’ featurettes below.

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