The made-in-Atlanta movie once known as “Neighborhood Watch” is being released as simply “The Watch.”
Previously, the movie pulled its early trailers out of sensitivity to the Trayvon Martin case, where a Florida teenager was shot by a neighborhood watchman who has said he acted in self defense. George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder following protests that reverberated nationwide.
The studio has said in statements that while the movie and the shooting clearly have absolutely nothing to do with each other, it was acting in an abundance of caution.
The Twentieth Century Fox stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade as a group of guys who stumble onto an alien plot to take over the world – starting with their suburban neighborhood.
Directed by Akiva Schaffer, written by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Justin Theroux and produced by Shawn Levy and Michael Ewing, “The Watch” is scheduled for a July 27 release date.
It filmed all over metro Atlanta. The neighborhood scenes were filmed on west Cobb subdivision streets. In the trailer posted on this website you can spot the Marietta Square, Campbell High School in Smyrna and a former BJ’s store in Norcross that was rendered as a Costco for the movie.
Warning: it is R-rated and you’ll be able to see why in this trailer, where the F-bombs drop like confetti.
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