We can pretty much all ’fess up to taking inspo from Baywatch and running slow-mo on a beach at least once in our lifetime. So when we heard that the iconic series was being made into movie reboot, we were pretty excited (and wondering where we put our red swimsuit).
The movie will see the return of some of the iconic characters from the 90s TV show, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson taking on the role of head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (originally played by David Hasselhoff) and Zac Efron playing young stud Matt Brody (originally played by David Charvet.) Bollywood megastar Priyanka Chopra appears in a completely new role, as the film’s villain, Victoria Leeds.
The movie follows the story of committed lifeguard Buchannon (Johnson) as he continually comes to blows with new (majorly hot) recruit Brody (Efron.) But the pair must begrudgingly work together to prevent a criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
From first look at the trailer, the film seems to be jam-packed with action, explosions, jet skis, tongue-in-cheek jokes and, of course, slow-mo running in red swimsuits (easy, lads).
Oh, and just a teeny tiny bit of saving people from drowning, to look as if they’re actually doing their job. From the looks of things, we sure know we wouldn’t want them being our lifeguard on holiday.
Except Zac Efron. We’ll keep him.