Twentieth Century Fox shortened the title of the film, which had parts filmed in Powder Springs, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case.
A movie that had scenes filmed in Powder Springs underwent a name change in May to distance itself from the Trayvon Martin case. According to UPI, Twentieth Century Fox shortened Neighborhood Watch—which features Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill as they form a neighborhood watch group and discover a plot by aliens to destroy the planet—to The Watch. In February, 17-year-old Martin was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. The second bond for Zimmerman, who remains in jail on a charge of second degree murder, was set at $1,000,000 on Thursday, the New York Times reports. "As the subject matter of this alien-invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events …
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Advertising for the movie that had scenes filmed in West Cobb last fall has been pulled in Florida in the wake of the Trayvon Martin Case. The movie, Neighborhood Watch, features Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill as they form a neighborhood watch group and discover a plot by aliens to destroy the planet. Trayvon, 17, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. CBS News reported that two pieces of advertising were removed from Florida theaters and will be phased out nationally: a poster and a short trailer. The poster contains what appears to be a prowler on a sign with bullet holes in it, and the trailer shows Hill mimicking a gun with his hands from the backseat of a slow-moving …