A red band trailer for The Watch, previously known as Neighborhood Watch, has surfaced online (via IGN). While I much prefer the previous title to the new one, it’s fairly obvious that 20th Century Fox doesn’t want its movie to remind people of the tragic Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
The sci-fi comedy revolves around four everyday suburban friends (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade) who team up to form a neighborhood watch group so they can escape their dull family lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.
The preview is pretty foul mouthed and could be quite hilarious if you are into cows getting blown up by alien weaponry and raunchy jokes. Akiva Schaffer is directing with Billy Crudup, Will Forte, Rosemarie DeWitt, and in supporting roles.
Watch the trailer below. The Watch opens July 27th.