First Teaser for Blomkamp's Reboot of BMW Films with Clive Owen

September 20, 2016
Source: YouTube

Neill Blomkamp's BMW Film

Holy crap, yes!! So this is what Neill Blomkamp has been up to! Ever since Ridley Scott's new Alien movie put Blomkamp's new Alien movie on hold, we've been wondering what he has been working on and if he's been developing another original project. One of his next projects has been revealed. Blomkamp is rebooting the BMW Films series, bringing back Clive Owen, and the first teaser has debuted online (following an Instagram photo Blomkamp posted with Jon Bernthal). Many years ago, BMW put together a series of short films directed by some of the best action directors at the time. I remember going crazy for these shorts, I had everyone in high definition because they were so damn good. And I'm crazy happy to hear they're back for more! This is a short tease, but it's an exciting reminder that a new series of films are on the way. Enjoy.

Here's the first teaser for Neill Blomkamp's BMW Film titled The Escape, direct from BMW's YouTube:

This new teaser was originally posted by the production company @Spyfilms linking directly to the BMW YouTube page. They only mention that "Neill Blomkamp was in town [Toronto] this summer rebooting BMW Films 'The Driver' series with Clive Owen." Owen plays "The Driver" and Jon Bernthal plays the bad guy in this particular film, which also features Dakota Fanning. The original BMW Films series called "The Hire" launched with eight short films released throughout 2001 and 2002, made by eight different directors: John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Woo, Joe Carnahan and Tony Scott. We don't know much about this new series, except that the first one was made by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) with more of them on the way soon. We'll be watching for updates and will post the full film once it's available. For more info visit Excited for this?

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Is this an advertisement short ?

tarek on Sep 20, 2016


Yes. Basically fancy big-budget car ads....

TheOct8pus on Sep 20, 2016


whoah. Talk about a waste of money and talents. ;D

tarek on Sep 20, 2016


Tarek come on dude. How do you judge if you never seen the originals? A bit ignorant no? They are good. Im not a huge fan but still, they were well done.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 20, 2016


I get what Tarek and Bo are saying. At the bare minimum, this is just marketing to make BMWs appealing to buy. It's stylish marketing, but a commercial all the same. I don't care how they dress it up, I will NEVER buy a BMW. That said, I've seen the originals, and those were good enough. Apparently like Hollywood, ad agencies have to revive old successful commercials because they've run dry of ideas. Also, Clive Owen is looking a bit haggard these days....

RAW_D on Sep 20, 2016


Kid doesn't understand the history of the ad.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2016


I had no idea these existed. Where's the best place to watch them?

Jon Odishaw on Sep 20, 2016



DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2016


John Bernthal? Sold.

Bl00dwerK on Sep 20, 2016



ragethorn on Sep 21, 2016


Money grab for actors and directors, nothing special about it ...

shiboleth on Sep 21, 2016


Couldn't disagree more... The original films were awesome. It gives them a unique chance to play around with the middle ground between advertising and storytelling. Nothing else like these.

Alex Billington on Sep 21, 2016



Joblansky on Sep 21, 2016


This could be great. Love Neil's work.

Zack Smith on Sep 23, 2016

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