BMW Films: The Escape

Words: Calvin Chan

Published: October 24, 2016


Who doesn't love a good action flick? Especially when it involves guns, explosions, and cars going really really fast. For those of you old enough to remember, BMW tried their hand with a popular mini-series called The Hire in 2001, with eight episodes showcasing different BMW vehicles in various plots and twists surrounding a mysterious driver played by Clive Owen.


Some big celebrities made cameos in these films as well, including Madonna (getting flung around in the back seat of an E39 BMW M5) and Don Cheadle (running from a helicopter attack in a BMW Z4), just to name a few.


BMW is back at it again, with a fresh new episode titled The Escape, directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), starring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. The vehicle in question? The recently unveiled 2017 BMW 540i xDrive, and it's one of the first videos where we've seen this new vehicle in action, and boy does it look stunning carving through traffic, dodging bullets, and running away from the baddies. The cinematography is phenomenal too, and most of it was filmed around Ontario (a keen eye will spot some popular GTA locations).


We won't spoil too much of the film, click here to watch it.





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