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"Neighborhood Watch" Will March On, Says Ben Stiller

PRNewsFoto/Paramount Digital Entertainment, Theo Wargo(LOS ANGELES) -- As previously reported, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing allegedly at the hands of a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, the producers of the upcoming Ben Stiller movie Neighborhood Watch have pulled the movie's trailers and posters from Sunshine State theaters.  But it appears the movie will still make its July 27 release date.

"We are very sensitive to what’s going on,” producer Shawn Levy tells Entertainment Weekly.  “But other than the name of the organization, there is zero overlap between the movie and what’s going on in Florida."

The comedy pits buddies Vince Vaughn, Stiller and other members of a watch group against an alien invasion.

“You’re talking to the guy who had the first comedy out after 9/11,” Stiller comments.  “We just put Zoolander out there.  There were questions about whether it was too early for a comedy, but we couldn’t find a reason why there shouldn’t be a comedy in the world.”

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‘Neighborhood Watch’ Teaser Pulled from Florida Theaters in Wake of Trayvon Martin Case

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- A teaser trailer and poster for Neighborhood Watch, an upcoming summer comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, have been pulled from Florida theaters in light of the Trayvon Martin case, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The film, scheduled to be released July 27, revolves around a neighborhood watch group attempting to thwart an alien invasion. A poster of the film depicts a neighborhood watch sign featuring the silhouette of an alien. The sign is damaged by what appears to be bullet holes.

In the teaser trailer, which has been included with screenings of Hill’s film 21 Jump Street, Stiller, Vaughn and Hill are seen patrolling a neighborhood inside an SUV. At one point, Hill’s character mimics a shooting motion using his empty hand.

A rep for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind Neighborhood Watch, told The Hollywood Reporter, “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 rep added, “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.”

20th Century Fox said it does not plan to change the release date for Neighborhood Watch.

17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida late last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer who has claimed he acted in self-defense.

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Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller Teaming Up for New Comedy

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dodgeball co-stars Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller will reunite for Neighborhood Watch, a comedy with a sci-fi twist.

The Hollywood Reporter notes the film will have the actors playing suburban dads who start a neighborhood watch just to hang out with their friends, until they uncover a plot to destroy the world.

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