Clive Owen reprises his role as The Driver in The Escape, a new short film backed by BMW and directed & co-written by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium).
In 2001 and 2002 BMW brought in a series of standout directors, including Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ang Lee and Tony Scott, to each craft a short in a series of eight short films starring Owen as a BMW-driving transporter of sorts. They were great pieces, each showcasing the style of their filmmaker. BMW Films is back at it, bringing Owen with actors Jon Bernthal, Dakota Fanning and Vera Farmiga in an action-packed, slickly produced 13-minute outing.
The film tells of a mercenary (Jon Bernthal) who is sneaking out the last living clone (Dakota Fanning) to a mysterious buyer. He chose the wrong driver.
Enjoy the short below, and be sure to check out the two behind-the-scenes videos beneath it.
Behind the scenes:
Synopsis for The Escape:
After the controversial disappearance of their Chief Medical Officer, a shadowy bio genetics company is under siege by the FBI for secretly cloning humans. Amidst the chaos, Molgen’s head mercenary Holt (Jon Bernthal) is sneaking out the last living clone, a young woman named Lily (Dakota Fanning) to a mysterious buyer. Holt has hired The Driver (Clive Owen), accompanied by a heavily armed squadron of fellow Molgen mercenaries, to evade the authorities and deliver Lily and himself to the buyer. The journey takes an unexpected turn and Holt is forced to take matters into his own hands, as the driver once again demonstrates his mettle and extraordinary driving skills.