Baywatch is getting the red band trailer it deserves. The Seth Gordon-directed reboot follows in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street as it revives a classic TV show and brings it to new levels of vulgarity and raunchiness. The trailers so far reveal a reboot that promises plenty of action and irreverent humor. Hardly surprising given that star Dwayne Johnson has described the movie as "far dirtier" than the original TV show.
Though Baywatch has been rated R and appears to contain much more overt violence, nudity, and profanity than the cheeky suggestiveness of the TV show, most of the previews have been toned down without revealing much of the movie's racier new content the star promised. It would need a red band trailer to pull that off - and now, it appears that Baywatch will give audiences just that.
As reported by Trailer Track, the official website for Consumer Protection BC has listed "Trailer #5" for Baywatch as part of distribution for Paramount Pictures Canada. The trailer is classified as a preview that's available only with movies rated "14A" or higher; 14A is a Canadian rating similar to PG-13 in the United States. The trailer is classified as 14A because of "Nine instances of coarse and/or sexual language."
The reboot received its R rating back in March for what's described as "language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity", meaning that the trailer still won't be quite as intense as the finished film. Eager fans may just have to settle for some F-bombs and other colorful language in the red band trailer.
Despite the next preview being the first proper red band trailer, it won't be the first trailer to offer up some of Baywatch's more racy content. An R-rated international trailer has already been released and showed a snippet of those shenanigans. But fans will no doubt be excited to get a fresh, lengthier taste of what to expect from the reboot's envelope-pushing content (at least when compared to the TV show).
The concern with a new trailer so so close to the film's May 25th release date is that it will give away a lot of the movie's best jokes, as is wont with comedy. That said, if the movie really is as funny and outrageous as similar reboots like 21 Jump Street, there should be plenty more kept for the film proper.
- Baywatch (2017) release date: May 25, 2017