What do you get when you combine the creative forces of director David Ayers, writer Max Landis, and star Will Smith? You get the next big movie from Netflix, ‘Bright,’ which they just released a teaser trailer for and which looks really crazy.
The premise is that Smith’s character is a cop who lives in an alternate world where mankind has evolved living beside orcs, elves, and fairies, and he is tasked with solving a particularly difficult case involving a number of these supernatural creatures. The film also stars Joel Edgerton who appears to the partner of Will Smith’s cop character, with both of them stumbling onto the case in question during a routine patrol and quickly realizing the world-altering implications of the trouble they’re in. Of course, a lot of that information has been gleaned more from the press information than from the actual trailer, which really gives more of a sense of the feel of the movie, setting up the characters and the world than the plot, as the full trailer (which one assumes will be unveiled closer to the release date) will probably feature more of the plot details.
Check out the trailer for yourself below and share your thoughts on ‘Bright’ in the comments section below that!
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 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.
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