Netflix has steadily been ramping up its original film slate, and Bright may be its boldest offering yet. Working from a script by Max Landis, End of Watch director David Ayer is at the helm for this tale of an alternate reality, where a veteran LAPD officer (Will Smith) teams up with an orc (Joel Edgerton) to investigate a series of strange occurrences.
Netflix unveiled the first trailer for Bright during their panel at Comic-Con 2017. Checking it out below.
This looks absolutely bonkers, but in the best possible way. Ayer’s signature style is on full display here, and it’s fascinating to see how well it blends with the fantastical elements of this world. Based on this footage, it’s hard to get a sense of exactly what the tone will be, but Bright is definitely on our radar as one of the most intriguing films on the horizon.
Bright will premiere on December 22, exclusively on Netflix.
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.