Watch Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron star in the new ‘Baywatch’ trailer

The buddy-comedy beach reboot will be released in May

The new trailer for the rebooted Baywatch film, which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has been released.

The latest instalment of the beach-based franchise, which launched in 1989 with the long-running television series of the same name, has been directed by Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, and its trailer includes many of the tropes that became synonymous with the lifeguard-centered show.

In a new trailer released today (December 8), the latest Baywatch reboot sees Mitch Buchannon (a character originally played by David Hasselhoff, and now played by Johnson) joined on the beach lifeguard team by reckless Olympic gold medalist Matt Brody, played by Zack Efron, in an effort to turn around the ailing fortunes of the organisation. The movie seems set up to be something of a buddy comedy, with Johnson and Efron’s on-screen chemistry intended to be a clear selling point for the new film.

The movie will be released on May 19 in the UK, while the US will see its release a week later. Watch the new two-minute trailer for Baywatch below.

Hasselhoff and fellow original castmember Pamela Anderson – whose career equally took off after her break-out role in the original Baywatch series – are set to make cameos in the new reboot.

Johnson is currently filming another reboot film, Jumanji – read all about its current progress here.