The trailer has arrived for Ambulance, which has Abdul-Mateen II playing Will, a war vet in desperate need for cash to pay for his wife’s medical bills. His adoptive brother, Danny (Gyllenhaal), offers up an opportunity to score $32 million. All they need to do… is pull off the biggest bank heist in L.A. history. What can go wrong? About that. Flashforward, and Will and Danny find themselves hijacking an ambulance holding an injured cop and a paramedic (Eiza González). The chase is on.
Slick-looking Bay-hem on display in the trailer below, with plenty of action and Gyllenhaal and Abdul-Mateen II throwing themselves into a potentially exhausting, wild ride. This is a remake of a 2005 Danish film of the same name, marking the second remake of a Danish pic in a row for Gyllenhaal following Netflix release The Guilty.
Sign me up for this one. Ambulance, also starring Garrett Dillahunt, Devan Long, Keir O’Donnell, Moses Ingram, and Colin Woodell, will open in Australian cinemas on February 17th and US cinemas on February 18th, 2022.
Official synopsis and rundown for Ambulance:
Over one day across the streets of L.A., three lives will change forever.
In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home). 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 (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) 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.
Ambulance is produced by Michael Bay, p.g.a., Bradley J. Fischer, p.g.a. (Zodiac, Shutter Island) for New Republic Pictures, James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, 2022’s Scream) and William Sherak (Ready or Not, 2022’s Scream) for Project X, and Oscar® nominee Ian Bryce (Transformers franchise, Saving Private Ryan).
The screenplay is by Chris Fedak (Prodigal Son, Chuck), based on the original story and screenplay for the 2005 Danish thriller Ambulancen by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen.