Lifeguards, assemble! Nipping at the heels of yesterday’s all-too-brief teaser, Paramount has now dropped the wild first trailer for Baywatch, Seth Gordon’s starry reimagining that takes the core elements of the hit NBC sitcom – the red swimsuits, the impossibly attractive core cast – and dreams up an entirely new adventure.
With Dwayne Johnson’s musclebound Mitch Buchannon set as the pseudo-father figure, Baywatch‘s dysfunctional family is comprised of Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass and Priyanka Chopra, who will be the one disrupting the beach-related shenanigans as a greedy oil tycoon out to exploit the Bay for monetary gain.
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Set to open on Memorial Day weekend, the Baywatch of 2017 looks to have a real swagger to it, judging by the teaser trailer above. Featuring plenty of Notorious B.I.G., Seth Gordon’s tongue-in-cheek reboot has clearly taken a leaf from 21 Jump Street‘s book – “the city council has already cut our funding. It’s up to us to restore the Baywatch brand!” – in what promises to be a meta, wildly over-the-top actioner.
Also on board for the R-rated romp are Cathal Pendred and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. There’s room in the Baywatch ranks for the old guard, too, given both David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson are set to cameo.
Once slated for May 19, Baywatch is now expected to introduce Paramount’s Avengers of the beach on May 26, 2017. One glance at the movie calendar will tell you Seth Gordon’s reimagining will have Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to contend with, but which maritime adventure will triumph at the box office? Time will tell.
For now, take a look at the first trailer for the reboot above and give us your thoughts on it in the comments section down below.