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BMW Films return with new film The Escape

Joel Strickland September 21, 2016 Featured, Hoonivercinema 8 Comments

Exciting news this morning that BMW will be bringing back Clive Owen’s character the Driver, in a new . The new film, called the Escape, will again feature actor Clive Owen who will reprise his role as the Driver, on what will be the 15th Anniversary of the original Series.

Starring alongside Owen, who would make the perfect next James Bond, will be Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga. The Escape will be directed by Academy Award Nominated Neill Blomkamp.

The original BMW Films series, called The Hire,  featured two seasons of Clive Owen, as The Driver, driving a selection of BMW vehicles from 3, 5, 7 series and the Z3, M5 and X5. In season two the feature BMW was the then new Z4

The Hire series was released online at and considering it was released years before the creation of Youtube, the series gathered over 100 million views on line.

Season 1 of “The Hire” premiered on on April 26, 2001 with John Frankenheimer’s “Ambush,” followed by “Chosen” from Ang Lee. The third film in the series, “The Follow,” was directed by Wong Kar-wai and featured Forest Whitaker, Adriana Lima and Mickey Rourke. Rounding out Season 1 was Guy Ritchie’s “Star,” featuring Madonna, and “Powder Keg,” starring Stellan Skarsgård, directed by then up- and-comer and current multiple Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Season 1 was executive produced by David Fincher (“The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) and was viewed over 11 million times in four months.

Season 2 of “The Hire” was executive produced by Tony and Ridley Scott and debuted in October 2002 with John Woo’s “Hostage,” featuring Maury Chaykin, and was followed by Joe Carnahan’s “The Ticker.” Tony Scott’s “Beat the Devil,” starring James Brown and Gary Oldman, completed the series.

The Escape will be released online at  at 8am Australian Time on Monday October 24 or 6:00 p.m. EST in the USA.

Below is the teaser for the new film

See the original BMW Film series below

Series 1

The Ambush


The Follow


Powder Keg

Series 2



Beat the Devil

  • CraigSu

    I love what he does to Madonna in Star. I’m pretty sure I have the series on DVD somewhere.

    • dukeisduke

      I think I have them on DVD, and downloaded, too.

      • Dean Bigglesworth

        I’ve got them somewhere too. Probably downloaded via KaZaa or Morpheus… Star is probably the most fun.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Still dead to me. Nice try.

    • Whats dead?

  • Fuhrman16

    I remember when season 2 came out. The bridge stunt in “Hostage” wasn’t supposed to go quite that close to the edge. They miscalculated the speed of the car and slid past the stopping point.

  • dukeisduke

    Wow, glad to see this back. I’ve been a Clive Owen fan since the BBC series Second Sight.

  • El Grande Fuzz

    This started my love affair with the M5


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