‘Fist Fight’ Trailer: Ice Cube Really Wants to Punch Charlie Day in the Face
More often than not, schoolteachers have just as much beef with each other as the students they teach. Acting like models of excellence in front of 30 or 40 kids a day has got to be exhausting, and sometimes we all just need to let off some steam. A movie starring both Charlie Day and Ice Cube — not to mention Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Kumail Nanjiani, and Christina Hendricks — hardly has to be marketed, but Warner Bros. has just released their second trailer for next year’s Fist Fight.
Fist Fight is actually a loose remake of the classic nerd-vs.-bully movie Three O’Clock High from 1987, except this time the roles are a little aged-up. It actually looks hilarious, and with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Richie Keen at the helm, we’re very optimistic for this.
The plot’s pretty straightforward, but here’s the official synopsis, just in case:
On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.
Fist Fight is set to open in theaters February 17, 2017.