Exclusive First Look: ‘The Watch’ clip, new name explained

Meriah Doty
Movie Talk

Yahoo! Movies has an exclusive clip (above) from suburbia-spoofing comedy "The Watch," starring Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn and British television star Richard Ayoade.

In the scene, the guys are in the midst of a stakeout as Bob (Vaughn) has to go to the bathroom really really badly.

If the film's title seems new to you, that's because it is. Originally called "Neighborhood Watch," Twentieth Century Fox made the concerted decision in early April to distance the film from the widely-reported Trayvon Martin case, which involved self-declared neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

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Indeed, when the decision was made, Fox pulled a trailer that jokingly depicted the film's stars as gang-like, set to Dr. Dre's  famed hip-hop track "Still D.R.E."

Now promotional materials focus more on the film's twist -- that the neighborhood watchmen must save themselves, their families, their neighbors, and the world, from aliens.

This is not the first time a Stiller movie has been the victim of bad timing: Filmmakers removed and obscured images of the World Trade Center towers for the September release of " Zoolander" in 2001.

"The Watch" opens nationwide July 27.