Just as filmmakers have been looking for inspiration in the last few years in the 1980s, the 90s seem to be the right muse. Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up with director Michael Bay for an action film called Speed and Bad Boys ambulance. A distribution deal has not yet been signed as a remake of Danish film Ambulances, but sources say Universal Pictures is entering into a land distribution agreement.
While details for the film are being kept under wraps, Ambulance is based on a script that has been around for a while and follows a veterinarian who has just returned from Afghanistan and is involved in a bank robbery in downtown Los Angeles by his brother . When the robbery goes terribly wrong, the brothers take hostages and hijack an ambulance. As the situation escalates, old wounds in the relationship between the brothers re-open as they struggle to survive a seemingly impossible situation.
Ambulance sounds like the perfect vehicle for Bay to make its explosive, ridiculously over-the-top trade, with Gyllenhaal undoubtedly stepping up the stuff thanks to his consistently reliable talent. The original script was written by Chuck and Legends of Tomorrow. Chris Fedak wrote the original script, which is based on the 2005 thriller Ambulances. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer and Will Sherak are producing the project.
Apart from ambulances, Jake Gyllenhaal is busy. The actor will reunite with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua in a remake of another Danish thriller, the critically acclaimed The Guilty. The story takes place in one place only and follows an alarm dispatcher and former police officer who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly interrupted, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins.
The Oscar-nominated actor recently announced that he will team up with Dune director Denis Villeneuve again on a mysterious new project. The actor previously worked under the direction of Villeneuve in Enemy and Prisoners, both released in 2013. Gyllenhaal is also in Oscar Barry The The Godfather, a drama about the legendary and wild battles that gave rise to the 1972 gangster classic The Godfather. Isaac will appear as Francis Ford Coppola with Gyllenhaal as producer Robert Evans.
As for Michael BayHe is one of the producers of the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Songbird, which is too real for comfort. In a world where the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown, infected Americans are being torn from their homes and forced into quarantine camps, called Q-Zones, from which there is no escape. In the midst of this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa), who is immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love for Sara (Sofia Carson), even though her blocking forbids them physical contact. When Sara is said to have become infected, Nico races desperately through the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment … or worse. Songbird should be released next year. This is courtesy of Deadline.
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