Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


BMW Films Returns with “The Escape” – A Tribute film with Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning

The new short film “The Escape”, featuring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga, will premiere on on 23 October. The film continues in the tradition of “The Hire”, a series of unique short films released between 2001 and 2002 that created a stir on the international marketing scene and beyond: The eight films, aired in two seasons, realised a totally new approach.


David Fincher, who was already well-known as the director of films such as “The Game” with Michael Douglas and “Fight Club” with Brad Pitt, executive produced the first series. Renowned authors, directors and actors brought gripping stories to life. In each film, British actor Clive Owen played the lead role alongside a BMW. The supposedly most popular film of the first season titled “Star” featured Madonna as Clive Owen’s “passenger” in a BMW M5. The second series, which was released in 2002, was executive produced by cult Hollywood producers Ridley and Tony Scott.


15 years on, returns with a tribute film, once again featuring Clive Owen behind the wheel and also starring Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. The film was directed by South African director and Academy Award® nominee Neill Blomkamp and realised for BMW North America by Geisel Productions, New York.


“The Escape” will premiere on Sunday, 23 October 2016, at 12.00 CET on

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