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The Escape Trailer: Clive Owen Returns as BMW's The Driver

The Escape Trailer: Clive Owen Returns as BMW's The Driver
BMW of North America announced this past September the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Today, we have the trailer for The Driver, which shows Clive Owen going to work.

Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air).

The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then rising-star Owen as
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BMW Short 'The Escape' Teams Clive Owen and Director Neill Blomkamp

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BMW Short 'The Escape' Teams Clive Owen and Director Neill Blomkamp
BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air). BMW Films has released a brief sneak peek and the first photos, ahead of the short film's premiere next month

The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then
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Sunday Shorts: ‘Hostage’, directed by John Woo and starring Clive Owen

Today’s film is the 2002 short Hostage. The film is written by David Carter, Greg Hahn, and Vincent Ngo, and directed by John Woo. It also stars Maury Chaykin, Kathryn Morris, and Clive Owen, and is part of BMW’s series of The Hire short films. BMW recently announced that they would be making a new series of short films, with Gus Van Sant already signed on to do one of the shorts. Clive Owen will soon be seen on the Steven Soderbergh tv series The Knick.

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: August 23, 2011

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Rounders and Swingers (Blu-ray) I don't remember the last time I watched Swingers, but I previewed this Blu-ray and was laughing a lot. It's also amazing to see Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau so much younger and so much skinnier and yet their style of acting hasn't changed in the slightest. I wouldn't say Swingers is a must own on Blu-ray, but if you don't have it and do enjoy it, you may want to consider it.

As for Rounders, I have loved this movie ever since first seeing it and it is one I have watched several times, but it
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Rip Sidney Lumet…

“God knows I’ve got no complaints about my career… I’ve had a very good time and gotten some very good work done.” Sidney Lumet in 2006.

I was at a conference almost all day yesterday, so I’m a day late on this; I’m sure most, if not all of you, have already heard the sad news.

On Twitter, Spike Lee has been paying his respects to the revered filmmaker who died yesterday at age 86. Spike starts by listing homages to Sidney Lumet’s classic Dog Day Afternoon in Inside Man… specifically, he states, “We all lost a Master Filmmaker yesterday, the Great Sidney Lumet. There could have been no Inside Man without his superb Dog Day Afternoon; There are several Homages to Dog Day Afternoon in Inside Man; The same Actor who delivered Pizzas to Al Pacino did the same to Clive Owen; the Actress who refused
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Hollywood Kudos to “127 Hours” and “The Social Network”

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that producers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be honored with the “Hollywood Producer Award,” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will get the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award,” and Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall will be honored with the “Hollywood Editor Award” at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.

“We are honored to recognize these exceptionally talented artists for their outstanding work and creative vision at this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala,” said de Abreu.

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress
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Tipped for Venice, Toronto and Rome

Now is the time to look at the upcoming festivals and what films are tipped for Venice, Toronto and Rome. Some fresh films and some left over from Cannes are listed below. This will be an ongoing list until titles are confirmed. Tipped for the fall festivals by Daily Variety: Reign of Assassins by John Woo Death Of A Hostage aka Shares by Johnnie To (Hong Kong) MK2(Si) (previously tipped for Cannes) Noi Credevamo by Mrio Marotne Potiche by Francois Ozon (France) Revolver Films. (ion). 101st film (Untitled) directed by Im Global (Iw) The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster (USA)…
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Tipped for Cannes

I love getting IndieWire’s Cannes Wish List. IndieWire's commentary on each film is interesting in and of itself. I find myself remarking "I didn't know that!" at every other entry. My former Tipped for Cannes Report (when FilmFinders was my company) was one of my most popular reports because film buyers and programmers could immediately hone in on their targets. So, in keeping with tradition, I pulled together the list Screen International (Si) and blogger ion (he did a lot of research for this!) published in February just after the Berlinale and am now going to compare it with Iw’s. My links for the title are to IMDbPro and for the contact either to the seller (Isa=International Sales Agent) or the producer.

After this, I will track which of these land in Cannes, which in Toronto, Venice, etc.; which get acquired by whom (to be gathered together
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Columbia Finds Writers for Hancock Sequel

A sequel to Hancock is moving forward, with Columbia signing writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to pen the follow-up to the Will Smith superhero movie, which grossed $624 million worldwide last year. The original producing team is expected to return. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie. There’s no word if Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron will be part of the sequel. The original starred Smith as a boozy, irresponsible superhero who undergoes an image makeover by a public relations man. It later is revealed that the hero is part of a line of immortal beings who have been around for more than 3,000 years and begin to lose their powers when in proximity to fellow immortals. Fierro spent several seasons as a writer-producer on FX's The Shield
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The Hire: Hostage

With the release of Tony Scott's remake to Taking of Pelham 123, I have decided to fill our site with as many posts related to hostage situations in film. Below is one of nine Bmv short films produced for the internet back in 2001. Hostage The Driver is hired by the FBI to help defuse a hostage situation. A disgruntled employee has kidnapped a CEO and has hidden her, demanding $5,088,042. The Driver delivers the money, writing the sum on his hand as instructed by the hostage taker. After he is told that he holds the life of a person in his hand, he is ordered to burn the money. As he complies, the federal agents break in and attempt to subdue the man, who shoots himself in the head before he reveals where the woman is hidden. The Driver then tries to find the hostage before she drowns in the trunk of a sinking car.
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Rearview Review: Pelham Takes a Classic Hostage

John Travolta and Denzel Washington star in this remake of one of my favorites, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, a hostage drama set in the NYC subway. But here, the two stars are completely flat, and director Tony Scott focuses on shaky cameras and shiny gadgets instead of New York, and the human drama, and the plot. Hit the clip to get my instant take, taped right after the screening. It's a segment we're calling Rearview Reviews. Have you seen The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 yet? Lemme know what you think!
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Trailer: The Taking Of Pelham 123 -- Can't we just re-release the original?

On June 12th, you have a choice. You can either pay $10 to see Tony Scott's remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" which looks loud, overcooked, predictable, and looks like Hostage-taker vs. Negotiator #537 or you can just spend that money and buy the original on DVD and enjoy a smarter, more confident, and all-around cooler flick. "Cool" is what I thought of when I saw this new trailer. The original is effortlessly cool. From David Shire's unforgettable score and opening title to the way Robert Shaw dryly controls every play to Walter Matthau playing it smart instead of tough—the original is cool. Judging from the trailer, Tony Scott's version looks like it's trying way too hard to be cool and like anyone who tries to look cool and fails, it's embarrassing. You can check out the trailer below (here in HD) and judge for yourself (yes,
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Zach Braff Done With 'Scrubs' and Woo Goes Comic

Zach Braff Retires His "Scrubs": This upcoming season of "Scrubs" will be Zach Braff's last, said showrunner Bill Lawrence at Wednesday's Television Critics Assn. press tour panel. The ABC Studios series arrives this season after seven seasons on NBC. There was no announcement whether this would be the last season of the show, but it will be Braff's. The actor said he would be open to returning as a guest star, and could possibly also direct. "The end of the show will be about J.D. leaving the hospital," Lawrence said. "When you leave, it's about holding on to your relationships." [Variety] Woo Goes for Arthur Comic: John Woo will direct comicbook adaptation "Caliber," to be unveiled at next week's Comic-Con in San Diego. Radical Comics' hit story sets King Arthur and his knights as 19th century gunslingers in the Pacific Northwest. [Variety] Gems Picks Up Colombian Hostage Pic: Screen
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Morris picks up 'Paycheck' from Par/D'Works job

Kathryn Morris has nabbed a role in Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures' Paycheck for helmer John Woo. Shooting is under way in Vancouver. Morris (Minority Report) joins Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart and Michael C. Hall in the Dean Georgaris-penned project. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, Paycheck is a futuristic tale centering on a man (Affleck) who has part of his memory erased by his employer and begins to find clues to his whereabouts for the past two years. Morris is set to play Rita Dunne, a co-worker of Affleck's character. John Davis, Michael Hackett and David Solomon are producing Paycheck. The project reteams Morris with Woo, who directed her in his BMW Films short Hostage. The actress, who next appears in the Dimension thriller Mindhunters opposite Val Kilmer, Christian Slater and LL Cool J, is repped by Endeavor, Mosaic Media Group's Dave Fleming and attorney Jason Sloan. She also recently filmed the lead role in Jerry Bruckheimer and Meredith Stiehm's drama pilot The Unsolved for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and CBS Prods.

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