First Solid Trailer for Cop Drama 'End of Watch' with Jake Gyllenhaal

May 3, 2012
Source: Yahoo

End of Watch Trailer

"Watch your six." Open Road has debuted the first official trailer via for David Ayer's End of Watch, a new cop drama about two young police officers who get into deeper shit with drug cartels than they can handle. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña play Officers Taylor and Zavala, respectively. This is the cop indie we've been hearing about from Ayers (Harsh Times, Street Kings) that uses POV and various cameras, and it looks intense and intriguing, but I'm always weary of Ayer. Sometimes his films can be a bit dry, but at least there seems to be some story. Cast includes Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo.

Watch the first official trailer for David Ayer's End of Watch, in high def from Yahoo:

So why is David Ayer (director of Harsh Times, Street Kings; writer of U-571, Training Day, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T.) using different kinds of cameras? "Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay." End of Watch was filmed in Los Angeles last year, you can find more info on their shoot here. Open Road Films is bringing End of Watch to theaters starting September 21st this fall.

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  • Looks immense... SOLD!
  • Edowens1
    Looks like a different take than most cop dramas, will watch
  • Loser
    F ing amazing I got chills I can`t wait epic hardboiled awesomness to the bone. I just loved loved loved Harsh times and this looks amazing. Looks way better than sex, got nerdgasm here. Most anticipated movie of the year for me now.
  • Zade_92
    This Looks like a well done Cop Drama and has some good action, plus Anna Kendrick, Im in!
  • Voice of Reason
    Agree with Kendricks being a plus. The look of HD cameras like this kind of rub me the wrong way, like COPS: The Movie, but I see what they're going for with it's use. Count me intrigued, but I already consider this a rental.
  • syntaxterror
    Training Day was pure awesomeness. I hope he can bring the same amount of tension and talent into this film.
  • Xerxexx
    I love you FS reporters, but fuck can you stop featuring yahoo trailers!? From what was able to play I liked it, anything that spits in the faces of gang member's is A-okay by me.
    • Ha, we can't help it! Sometimes it's a Yahoo exclusive, and their trailer plays fine for me. If a good YouTube version shows up, I'll replace it, but at launch we have to use Yahoo. Sorry man! I'll update when I can.
      • Xerxexx
         Its my fault, probably. I need to update...everything else runs great...except yahoo! Ah!
  • HealthyPoison
    Looks like Southland.  Should be good.
  • Nielsen700
    This looks right up my alley.
  • I'm glad it isn't another cop movie about a couple of dirt bags. At least, the trailer paints them to be decent human beings. Corrupt cops bores the shit out of me.
    • Xerxexx
      That does get old. I mean they all are borderline alcoholics that can't keep their grubby mitts off drug money, and they always end up doing good by the end...well except Ethan Hawke in "Brooklyn's Finest" f_cker was beyond saving.
  • Hu
    Erm, am I the only one sees the irony in "first person immediacy" and policemen, gang members and citizens HD cameras? So someone is videoing them as they take fire? Gangsters are all going to tape the proceedings? This sounds like Chronicle, and that was overrated. This handheld camera thing is stupid. The logic doesn't work. No one holds a camera 24/7 unless they're psychotic a la Chronicle's lead. And if all characters are psychotic or feel the need to video everything they do, then they all only have a certain level of depth. Boring. 
  • trying to be funny
    Me- oh wrong movie...
  • Matt
    Holy f*ck, that blew me away... Definitely on my watchlist.
  • Dukephoenix
    The looks exactly like the fantastic television show Southland.
  • mooreworthy
    Bad-to-the Ass. I'm down for it.
  • avi
    Is that movie PG-13




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