When you say the words Michael Bay, you know what you’re going to get! Larger than life set pieces, fast cars, big guns, and plenty of explosions. Ambulance has all of these, but more than that, it has a ticking time bomb of a story that almost feels Hitchcockian and this new thriller is sure to have you running a sweat thanks to its nail-biting pulse.
Watch the first trailer for Ambulance below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Over one day across the streets of L.A., three lives will change forever.
In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no.
But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza González, Ambulance seriously drives up the tension with its nail-biting footage as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal as adoptive brothers Will and Danny Sharp are soon in over their heads when a bank robbery their committing goes horribly wrong.
While Abdul-Mateen II is the everyman character as Will Sharp, a former soldier turned struggling father and husband who takes this job out of pure necessity. He’s juxtaposed here against Gyllenhaal’s slick criminal Danny Sharp, who says he’s looking out for his brother, but who really has his own agenda to run with.
Stuck in the middle of all of this is Eiza González as Cam Thompson, an Los Angeles EMT who gets caught up in the volatility of the brother’s bank robbery one wrong. And while she’s trying to save the life of a critical patient, soon things mount up badly. And quickly.
Bay has gone for pure tension with Ambulance and this is a film that relies heavily on its thriller ambulance. Second, by second, you see the intensity rise. And this film is sure to make you sweat. Inventive and clever in its composition, Ambulance will keep audiences guessing the whole way through. And if you like cinema on the edge of your seat, you’re going to be very pleased with what’s on offer here.
Get ready for the rush of Ambulance when it arrives in cinemas on February 17.