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Sci-Fi Comedy Seeks to Distance Itself From Trayvon Martin Case [Movies]

Fox's summer sci-fi comedy Neighborhood Watch has been renamed The Watch, after concerns that the film would remind people of the Trayvon Martin case. And it's tough to blame them: the original poster featured a "Neighborhood Watch" sign complete with a shadowy figure and bullet holes. Trayvon Martin was shot by real-life Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, currently facing charges of second-degree murder.
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The Watch Trailer: How Ben Stiller’s Neighborhood Was Affected by Trayvon Martin

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture (2 years ago)

After Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida, Fox pulled the posters and the initial teaser for its upcoming sci-fi comedy Neighborhood Watch. Now, as the new trailer reveals, they've renamed i... Read Post

Neighborhood Watch's Poorly Timed Promotional Teaser Reminds Us Of Trayvon Martin Murder

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Perez Hilton (2 years ago)

Well this just sucks. Due to the tragic Trayvon Martin shooting by a civillian who wasn’t even part of a Neighborhood Watch program, Twentieth Century Fox has decided to pull all current promotional trailers/posters of their upcomin... Read Post

'Neighborhood Watch' studio: Film has no relation to Trayvon case

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (2 years ago)

Twentieth Century Fox's sci-fi comedy "Neighborhood Watch" was set to release this year long before Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in what Zimmerman says was se... Read Post


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