Drive Wire for October 24, 2016: BMW Films’s The Escape, Starring Clive Owen, Debuts

The short film also stars Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and the new BMW 5 Series.

byThe Drive Staff|

Hey there. Will Sabel Courtney here for Drive Wire on October 24th, 2016.

The film is a continuation of the BMW Films series “The Hire,” which ran online from 2001 and 2002.

Clive Owen returns as the enigmatic character known only as The Driver, a tight-lipped wheelman-for-hire with unmatched skill behind the helm of his BMW. Joining him are War of the Worlds star Dakota Fanning and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal.

As The Drive’s own Sean Evans mentioned after watching a sneak preview of The Escape, the true star of the film, however, is the all-new BMW 5 Series sedan, which serves as Owen’s ride of choice in the flick.

The Escape was directed by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. You can catch it online now on BMW USA’s YouTube page, or at

That’s it for Drive Wire on October 24th, 2016. I’m Will Sabel Courtney; thanks for watching, and please check out The Drive for more on the big stories from the transportation world.