Mini plans Pork Pie remake

Mini plans Pork Pie remake

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The New Zealand movie, Goodbye Pork Pie, is set to make a comeback with Mini announcing plans to remake the film’s Lake Hawea chase scene.

The shoot will have a new director, new cast and the all-new Mini hatch in place of the original 1978 model.

The new Mini hatch went on sale in New Zealand earlier this month and features a new generation of engines, a new interior cockpit design, plus the introduction of variable driving modes and options such as head-up display and LED headlights.

“What better way to celebrate the launch of the all new Mini hatch here in New Zealand, than to recreate a scene from the original classic Goodbye Pork Pie movie,” says BMW Group NZ managing director Nina Englert.

Mini plans to get Kiwi’s in behind the remake by inviting them to be a part of the action.

Through a series of challenges via a dedicated website, Mini is recruiting for honorary members of the “Blondini gang” the self-titled misfits from the film. The Goodbye Pork Pie 2014 Challenges dare kiwis to be a little adventurous and apply their sense of humour by generating their Blondini Gang Name or getting into some Blondini costume.

While many will win movie prize packs, one person will get to star in the scene, winning a coveted spot in the Mini’s passenger seat as it burns around Lake Hawea with the ‘cops’ in hot pursuit. As an additional bonus, they will get to drive the new Mini for a month. Although Mini will ask the winner to return the car whole and not to sell off the panels and parts as the Blondini Gang did in the original film.

Recruitment for the starring role and associated competition challenges is now open with entries closing 5 May 2014.

For further information on the movie remake or the new MINI Hatch, please visit website

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