Watch Neill Blomkamp's BMW short film THE ESCAPE!

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One of the biggest surprises of recent times was the announcement that BMW were resurrecting their fantastic The Hire series. The original series starred a then up-and-coming Clive Owen as the Driver, who was tasked with transporting various objects/people through a number of crazy situations while driving some of the German car manufacturer’s finest creations. The short films were not just star-studded with the likes of Don Cheadle, Madonna, Gary Oldman, etc, but were directed by a host of incredibly talented and award-winning filmmakers like Guy Ritchie, Joe Carnahan, Tony Scott, John Woo and many more.

And to bring back The Hire, BMW once again reached out to a talented filmmaker in the form of District 9‘s Neill Blomkamp, and had Owen team up with Jon Bernthal (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Walking Dead), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I Am Sam) and Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air). The result was the incredibly cool new short film The Escape, and you can watch it in full below!

How cool was that?! Along with the actual film we also got these behind the scenes videos below.

Last Updated: October 25, 2016

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Kervyn Cloete

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