(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - After withdrawing all previews for "Neighborhood Watch" after Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida earlier this year, Fox is changing the movie's name to "The Watch."
Fox said Friday that the name of the film starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as suburban neighborhood watch volunteers who uncover an extraterrestrial plot was changed in light of the shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Florida.
"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," the studio said in a statement.
Written by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg and directed by Akiva Schaffer, the movie follows suburban dads (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn) who foil an alien plot for a takeover of Earth. It is scheduled to open at the end of July.
Fox previously pulled early promotional materials for the movie because of the Trayvon Martin case.
The unarmed, 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, causing a national controversy.