'Neighborhood Watch' Dials Back Campaign Following Martin Death

'Neighborhood Watch' Dials Back Campaign Following Martin Death

“Neighborhood Watch,” the new Vince Vaughn/Ben Stiller comedy slated for Summer 2012, has nothing to do with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 

But the studio behind the alien invasion comedy is being cautious all the same since the man accused of shooting the Florida teen served as a neighborhood watch volunteer at the time of the incident. So Fox has pulled the first teaser trailer and poster from Florida-area theaters in deference to the sensitive nature of the circumstances surrounding Martin’s death.

The teaser poster for “Neighborhood Watch” features the silhouette of an alien on a neighborhood watch street sign that’s riddled with bullet holes, in reference to the movie’s storyline, about a group of men who try to stop an alien invasion. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, “Neighborhood Watch” opens July 27 and stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade

The tongue-in-check teaser trailer, which is playing in theaters before “21 Jump Street,” shows the four actors driving through their neighborhood in a large SUV. At one point, Hill’s character, using his hand, pretends to shoot at a group of teenagers.