Training Day screenwriter David Ayer isn’t necessarily eclectic in his career, staying safely inside the cop drama arena. Following Street Kings and Harsh Times, he is slightly switching up his technical approach when it comes to his next film, End of Watch. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick, the plot is familiar as it follows two cops, both with families, that get in over their head. But on the technical side, Ayer heavily incorporating digital HD cameras with point-of-view shots, surveillance cameras and more. I get bad Act of Valor flashbacks, but it could assist in making an intense portrayal of this job, especially with a few scenes below in this first trailer, which one can check out below via Yahoo.
A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.
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 hits theaters on September 28th, 2012.
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