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BMW Films: The Escape

In 2001, BMW hired a bunch of amazing directors like John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott to create some short films for them. Branded content. The two common threads in each film were the make of car (obviously) and Clive Owen as “The Driver”

Fifteen years later, we’ve got a new one. This time it’s been directed by District 9’s Neill Blomkamp and starring Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal.

In case you missed it, here’s Tony Scott’s one from the original series, starring Gary Oldman as the Devil. It’s mid-career Tony Scott in all his most bonkers.