By Will Ashton
The first red-band trailer was just released for Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) next directorial effort, Neighbors.
Starring Seth Rogen (who also produces) and Zac Efron, the trailer is rather short, but, thankfully, actually delivers some of the goods. I’m not yet convinced that it’ll be a slam-dunk (these red-band trailers have a tendency of spoiling all the good parts) but I got enough laughs and chuckles here to believe this one could be a winner. The ending gag alone was enough to make me want to buy a ticket.
Stoller’s last three films have been at least solid (though, they have noticeably been dipping in quality) and Rogen is just coming off of This is the End, one of the summer’s few comedic bright spots. And, while I can only speak for myself, Efron has proven to me that he has some chops. So, it’ll be nice to see him get the chance to flex his comedy muscles in a more unrestrained territory.
Neighbors is set to be released on May 9, 2014.
Check out the trailer below: