Michael Bay, the king of over-spectacular action films, will be back next year with another title that promises to have all the elements that brought the filmmaker to the throne: lots of explosions, spectacular action scenes and car chases, and frantic editing. So after the straight-to-Netflix 6 Underground (2019), and while we are waiting for his futuristic epic Robopocalypse to get the final green light, first we will enjoy Ambulance (2022).
The movie centers on decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, who asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
The main stars of the film are Jake Gyllenhaal, always on board of interesting projects from his early work on Donnie Darko (2001) to the recent The Guilty (2021), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the winner of a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in the Watchmen (2019) TV series, and Eiza González, whose popularity is rising fast thanks to her good choice in choosing the projects to get involved in like Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (2017), Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel (2019), and J Blakeson’s I Care a Lot (2020). Devan Long, Garret Dillahunt, A Martinez, Keir O’Donnell, and Jose Pablo Cantillo complete the main cast.
Michael Bay is producing and directing from a screenplay written by Chris Fedak, a TV series writer, producer, and creator who has worked in Chuck (2007–2012), Forever (2014–2015), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2016–), Deception (2018), and Prodigal Son (2019–2021). The movie is based on the Danish film Ambulancen (2005) by Laurits Munch-Petersen.
Ambulance (2022) is set for a release worldwide on February 18, 2022, by Universal Pictures. Here you can watch its first official trailer.
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