Michael Bay’s upcoming breakneck action-thriller Ambulance has recently revealed its first trailer, courtesy of Universal. The movie is based on a 2005 Danish film that goes with the same title, directed and written by Laurits Munch-Petersen.
Ambulance is adapted by Chris Fedak (Prodigal Son), starring Emmy Award-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) as Will Sharp, an Afghanistan war veteran that is in desperate need of money for his wife’s medical bills, makes the impulsive decision to involve his foster brother Danny, played by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), to help him. To that, Danny, a man that has always made a living outside the borders of the law, proposes to Will a dangerous notion: executing the most ambitious bank heist in the history of Los Angeles. Because of his wife’s condition, Will has no other choice but to accept this plan.
The trailer opens with Gyllenhaal as Danny’s voice-over an apology to his brother, Abdul-Mateen II’s character Will “I’m sorry that I’ve brought you into this. I just wanted things to be the way they used to be.” As the trailer starts, the audience gets introduced to two contrasting settings between an intense police manhunt at the current time and the flashing back of the two characters’ childhood. Following that is the discussion and planning for the upcoming events of the duo together with the vague and foreshadowing question by Danny: “Have I ever got you into anything that I couldn’t get you out of?” We can grasp the idea that this time won’t be the same for the pair as the rest of the trailer displays the chaos and their attempt at escaping causes.
Moving onto the D-day at the bank robbery, the two brothers are unintentionally forced to make their escape by stealing an ambulance, which ends up landing them in a tricky situation. The problem is, the ambulance they get is nowhere near empty; there we have a fatally wounded police officer and an emergency medical technician named Cam Thompson, played by Eiza González (Baby Driver). Two robbers and a technician get themself involved in a chaotic police chase, all of which include an unusual choice escape vehicle. The problem proposed is whether they kill each other to survive, end up in jail, or get away with their crime? Other names of the cast include Devan Long, Keir O’Donnell, Moses Ingram, Colin Woodell, Garrett Dillahunt, etc.
Produced by Bay, along with Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Ian Bryce, Ambulance has a planned premiere date of February 17, 2022. Check out the trailer and more images from the film below: