Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer for Baywatch, from Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon. The film is based on the hit 90s show that centered on a group of lifeguards who saved lives on the titular beach. Of course, the show was probably best known for their slow-motion runs than anything else. But still, with the success of the Jump Street film franchise, studios are looking at what shows they can revitalize and turn into films.
Check out the full trailer for Baywatch here below.
It’s not as though you didn’t know that this big-screen adaptation would not be a self-deprecating nod to the original. While it looks hilarious on the surface, the new film may just be mimicking what worked so well for Jump Street. Debauchery, lechery, profanity-laced, drug-using hyperbole, but all on a beach.
Baywatch centers on the title beach that is attempting to rebrand itself. The idea doesn’t sit well with Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), who is now forced to work with the arrogant Matt Brody (Zac Efron), who believes his Olympic gold medals are enough of a merit to earn his place on the team, even though he has no idea of what it takes to be an actual lifeguard. But things on the beach start to change when Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra) steps in, and that’s when more dead bodies and drugs start to show up. So Buchannon and Brody must set aside their egos and crack the case.
The pissing contest between Buchannon and Brody is probably expected, but honestly, who doesn’t love that? Especially when it comes from Johnson and Efron, two guys who have proven that they have both muscle and comedic chops. What does carrying two refrigerators have to do with saving lives? While I can’t give you an answer, it just looks funny on screen. So it should be interesting to see what else the film has in store for us.
Baywatch also stars Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.