First Teaser for Blomkamp's Reboot of BMW Films with Clive Owen
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 bmwfilms.com. Excited for this?