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Clive Owen Is ‘The Driver’ for Neill Blomkamp’s ‘The Escape’
Clive Owen Is ‘The Driver’ for Neill Blomkamp’s ‘The Escape’
Commercials have recently gotten a bit of an upgrade. Spike Jonze recently directed that Kenzo perfume ad starring Margaret Qualley that went viral, and now Neill Blomkamp has entered into the fray with his short film, “The Escape,” that also doubles as a slick action-packed BMW commercial. It’s the latest in a kind of series by BMW: a bunch of loosely-connected action shorts all starring Clive Owen as a nameless driver.
BMW Films Brings Back Clive Owens’ ‘The Driver’
BMW Films Brings Back Clive Owens’ ‘The Driver’
At what point does the line between marketing and original film and television content blur completely? For years, automobile giant BMW has been producing a series of loosely connected short films starring Clive Owen as an anonymous character known only as ‘The Driver.’ While these films are obviously meant to help BMW sell cars  —  or at least sell a certainly lifestyle centered on their cars  —  they have also pulled in some of the brightest stars Hollywood has to offer. And now BMW Films and The Driver are back.