People can make fun of Michael Bay all they want, but the dude knows how to direct an entertaining flick.
His latest film? An action-thriller titled Ambulance, starring the always incredible Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s a remake of the 2005 Danish film of the same name directed by Laurits Munch-Petersen.
In this remake, Gyllenhaal stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
The two actors play a pair of bank robbers who hijack an ambulance, operated by a paramedic (Eiza González) and carrying a patient in critical condition.
The movie wrapped filming back in March of 2021 and is expected to hit theaters February 18, 2022. It’s set over the course of a single day in Los Angeles, so it should be an action-packed ride.
While speaking with USA Today, Gyllenhaal says shooting scenes in the back of an ambulance for hours and hours every single day gave him a newfound respect for first responders…
A lot of the movie I’m in an ambulance, so there’s not a lot of space (laughs) There are a lot of scenes where I’m just being thrown around an ambulance and I’ve got to say, that gave me even more respect for first responders because there are so many sharp edges in an ambulance nobody thinks about when it’s driving as fast it is.
Michael Bay had been searching for his next project for months, and it looks like he has finally settled on one.
According to multiple reports, the 55-year-old filmmaker will direct the action-thriller ‘Ambulance‘ with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star.
Not much is known about the plot, but insiders say the film is similar in tone to great action thrillers of the 90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys.
One can only assume that there is some hostage situation on an ambulance, and Gyllenhaal plays an EMT trying to save someone’s life while dealing with a gunman. That’s my guess anyway. I could be completely wrong.
Chris Fedak wrote the original script, and sources say it’s likely Universal Pictures takes up the package.
Bay wants to start filming at the beginning of January, so he’s wanting to move pretty quickly.
This production itself will already be quiet the feat to undertake but if there is anyone that can tackle the challenge its the veteran director who has made a career of taking on tough productions. Bay has already had a busy 2019 as a producer on the STX thriller Songbird, a pioneering film that became of the first productions to shoot during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.