BMW Films Set To Return: Car Fans Rejoice [w/ videos]

A recent piece from AdAge delivered some very excellent news when it comes to making new car fans. BMW is bringing back BMW Films, a series of shorts with heavy weight actors and directors, all as a very elaborate advertisement for the German automaker’s wares. Yeah it's an ad, but it's also art, and a bit of car fan lore. These videos helped me fall in love with BMWs at an age when I was just getting my license…and they are coming back! According to the article, mum’s the word on most details. No one who is or was tied to the films commented, except for BMW’s new VP of marketing, Trudy Hardy. She stated that the films were coming back, but would not offer further comment. That enough has us excited. Analysts prattle on about how younger folks aren’t into cars– well a new barrage of BMW films could certainly stoke those flames. That said, any of those newfound car fans likely could not afford to buy new, thus if they wanted a BMW, they might opt for one of the vehicles found in these original BMW films below: “Ambush”: Staring Clive Owen (who leads in every one of these films) with Thomas Milan. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Car: BMW 740i
PHOTOS: See More of the 2000 BMW 740i “Chosen”: Directed by Ang Lee. Car: BMW 540i
PHOTOS: See More of the 2000 BMW 540i M-Sport Package “The Follow”: with Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke and Adriana Lima. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Car: BMW 330i Coupe and Z3 Roadster.
“Star”: with Madonna. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Car: BMW M5 (Note, this could be one of the best, if not for the sheer epic-ness of the last video on this list)
PHOTOS: See More of the 2000 BMW M5 “Powder Keg”: with Stellan Skarsgard. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Car: BMW X5 3.0i
PHOTOS: See More of the 1999 BMW X5 “Hostage”: with Maury Chaykin and Kathryn Morris. Directed by John Woo. Car: BMW Z4
PHOTOS: See More of the 2003 BMW Z4 “Ticker”: with Don Cheadle and Ray Liotta. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Car: BMW Z4 3.0i
“Beat the Devil”: with James Brown, Gary Oldman and Danny Trejo (Cameo by Marilyn Manson). Directed by Tony Scott. Car: BMW Z4 3.0i