Movie Will Be Speed-Like Thriller
Director Michael Bay is all set to film an action-thriller titled Ambulance, with Jake Gyllenhaal now confirmed to star.
According to Deadline, the film is in the vein of the great action thrillers of the 90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys but adds that there are no plot details.
Deadline also reports that the synopsis reads –
“A vet just back from Afghanistan is drawn by his brother into a bank robbery in downtown Los Angeles. When the robbery goes horribly wrong, the brothers take hostages and hijack an ambulance. As the situation escalates, old wounds reopen in the relationship between the brothers as they fight to survive what seems like an impossible situation.”
The script is a remake of the 2005 Danish film Ambulancen in which two brothers commit a robbery to pay for an operation for their dying mother. When they’re unable to use their original getaway car, the brothers hijack an ambulance and speed away before realising that a dying heart transplant patient and a hospital intern are both in the back of the vehicle. The brothers can either turn around to return the patient to the hospital and risk getting caught or keep on speeding away to safety.
Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain, is currently attached to star in The Guilty with Antoine Fuqua and is filming in Los Angeles. He also recently signed on to star in the HBO series The Son, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Bay is currently a producer on the pandemic thriller Songbird, which stars KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Demi Moore, Bradley Whitford, Craig Robinson, among others, and he recently directed Netflix’s 6 Underground, starring Ryan Reynolds.