Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along.
Netflix just shared a brand new trailer for Bright, the latest film from director David Ayer (Suicide Squad and End of Watch) starring Will Smith (I Am Legend), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), and Noomi Rapace (Alien: Covenant, Prometheus).
The new footage mixes all sorts of genres from horror to fantasy and comedy, especially the latter as Smith and Edgerton’s relationship reminds me of fish-out-of-water comedies like Beverly Hills Cop or Rush Hour. It looks like they’re playing with fire but I think Ayer is a pretty dope director and I’m excited to get this on a streaming service for (basically) free this coming December.
“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, arriving on December 22, also stars 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 written by Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein). David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers.