BMW's film series "The Hire" was an early internet sensation around the turn of the 21st century. Now, BMW Films is back, with Clive Owen returning to the driver's seat in "The Escape," and it's as badass as any before it.
Owen reprises his role as a crazy-talented driver for hire in "The Escape," and joining him for this new film is Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal, the latter coming from "The Walking Dead." Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") is in the director's seat, following in the films' tradition of bringing in top-tier talent -- previous directors have included John Woo and the late Tony Scott.
Owen's ride is the all-new-- specifically, a 540i. BMW's previous film series had him piloting an earlier-generation 5 Series, and what better way to pimp a new model than by rolling out a web series that garnered millions of views before YouTube even existed?