Twentieth Century Fox is doing some damage control.
The studio announced today that it has changed the title for the Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn film Neighborhood Watch in light of the recent tragedy concerning the Trayvon Martin case (yeah, terrible timing).
So what's it called now?
The Watch. Yep, that's it.
"As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might," Fox said in a statement.
The studio also yanked the movie's teaser trailer and poster from theaters last month, saying in a statement, "We are very sensitive to the Trayvon Martin case, but our film is a broad alien-invasion comedy and bears absolutely no relation to the tragic events in Florida. The movie, which is not scheduled for release for several months, was made and these initial marketing materials were released before this incident ever came to light. The teaser materials were part of an early phase of our marketing and were never planned for long-term use. Above all else, our thoughts go out to the families touched by this terrible event."