Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, Bright is the latest Netflix “paid a whole lot of money for a movie that appears to be a bit of a gamble” acquisition. The film posits a world where mystical creatures mingle with humans, and centers on the relationship between a human cop and an orc cop. It’s essentially Lord of the Rings meets End of Watch. The script is penned by Max Landis, who doesn’t have the best track record as it relates to translating his vision from page to screen. Here’s hoping Bright breaks that Landis curse. The film also stars Noomi Rapace, and debuts globally on Netflix in December 2017.
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad). The movie is written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and produced by Ayer, Eric Newman (Narcos) and Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games). The Netflix Original Film will launch globally this December.