Chris Fedak, known as co-creator of Fox’s Prodigal Son, penned the script, which is described as having elements of action-thrillers such as Speed and Training Day. Bay envisions the film as a character-driven project that will be a departure from his standard explosion-heavy fare. Endeavor Content is packaging Ambulance, and Universal is in final talks to act as distributor. The project would be a negative pick-up, meaning the studio will be mostly hands off and will acquire it fully made.
Bay last directed Netflix’s 6 Underground and was weighing Ambulance and directing a big-budget video game adaptation at Sony, but the contained thriller won out, as it lends itself more to a COVID-friendly shoot. Ambulance is eying a shoot in Los Angeles, where the Bay-produced thriller Songbird shot in the era of COVID-19.
Gyllenhaal starred in last year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and recently signed on to play former Paramout chief Robert Evans in Francis and The Godfather, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Godfather.
Bay is repped by WME and Range Media while Gyllenhaal is repped by WME.