Michael Bay will soon be back this year with “Ambulance”, his new feature film. This remake will be carried in part by Jake Gyllenhaal in one of the two main roles. The actor allowed himself during the filming to film a scene in place of the director.
Ambulance: a remake of an unknown Swedish film
After a stint on Netflix with the backfiring 6 UndergroundMichael Bay returns to theaters with Ambulance. A remake of an eponymous Danish film was released fifteen years ago. The story will be mostly similar, with Will and Danny, half-brothers who embark on a robbery in the middle of Los Angeles. However, their plan turns sour and they find themselves chased by the police.
In their escape, the two characters seize an ambulance to lose the police, without realizing that a dying policeman and a nurse are also on board! In full pursuit with the police, the criminals will have to manage the state of their hostages so that the outcome is not doubly dramatic.
With this premise, we totally imagine Michael Bay laying us a nervous film in which he is completely loose on the form. Needless to say that the director knows how to be very generous in terms of action.
Jake Gyllenhaal practiced behind the camera
In front of the camera, the two main roles will be held by Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The second mentioned the project to Esquire and he reveals that his playing partner was able to shoot a scene from the film!
I had never seen that before. I’m curious about it, but I would never dare to ask a director if I can shoot a scene.
This anecdote probably tells us that Jake Gyllenhaal will, one of these days, go behind the camera. There are countless actors who have done the same. Recently, it was his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, who made her directorial debut with The Lost Daughter. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, however, does not specify which scene was filmed by his sidekick and we do not even know if it will be retained in the final cut. The interpreter who lends his features to the character of Danny also points out that Jake Gyllenhaal made the set of Ambulance his “playground” as if he had imposed his influence. What to prepare us for a crazy performance on his part? Answer on March 23rd.