Of all the movies coming out on the horizon, Netflix’s “Bright” has me the most intrigued and hyped. Yes, I’m probably looking forward to this one more than Thor: Ragnarok. Is that sacrilege for a die-hard Marvel fanboy to say? Probably, but given the god of thunder’s theatrical track record, I think I’ll give myself a pass.
“Bright” stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of cops on the beat in a world where fairies and humans co-exist. What probably starts as a normal, routine call, quickly goes south, and Big Willie Style finds himself the protector of a MacGuffin that all the magical baddies just have to have.
The action and humor are on point here, and it looks to be a return of sorts for Smith to more of a “Bad Boys” style of film-making, which is a great place to be, imho.
Excited? Couldn’t care less? Feel free to start a dialogue below.
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.
The Netflix original film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi. The film is directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers. The film will be released December 2017 on Netflix.