BMW Films has released a new trailer for the short film “The Escape,” starring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning and Vera Farmiga, Coming Soon reports. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”) the short features Owen reprising his role as The Driver, which he first played as a rising star in a series of eight short films between 2001 and 2002.
The new short pays homage to the original as part of the 15th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed BMW Films series, entitled “The Hire.” The shorts starred Owen as a mysterious Driver completing a series of missions, and were directed by filmmakers including Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ang Lee, Joe Carnahan, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, John Woo, John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott.
“The Hire” also starred Hollywood talent including Gary Oldman, Stellan Skarsgård, Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, James Brown, Don Cheadle, Madonna, Adriana Lima, Danny Trejo, Kathryn Morris, Marilyn Manson, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick and Dennis Haysbert. Released exclusively at BMWFilms.com, the original series generated more than 100 million online views.
For “The Escape,” BMW not brought back creative director Bruce Bildsten, executive producer Brian DiLorenzo and creative consultant David Carter, who co-wrote the film with Blomkamp.
To watch the new trailer for “The Escape,” check out the video below.