During the 2017 Academy Awards, viewers were treated to a teaser trailer for David Ayer’s Bright. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the Max Landis penned film was acquired by Netflix for $90 million. Not much was known about the film at the time of the teaser trailer, but Entertainment Weekly has brought us the first images and plenty of information. And judging by the comments in the EW article, I sense a bit of an Alien Nation vibe:

“I am the first orc, under a diversity program, to be allowed into the police force,” Edgerton explains. His fellow officers do not welcome him with open arms. “I’m under investigation already for an incident that involved an orc who should have been apprehended but managed to escape. The feeling is that I looked after my own kind first and neglected to do my job as a result.”

I’m all in if this is the route the movie takes. “Gritty buddy cop” movie is a personal favorite of mine, and the involvement of Smith and Edgerton can only be a good thing. Bright is expected to hit Netflix in December 2017. You can read more about the film via Entertainment Weekly.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.