Blending the buddy cop genre with high fantasy has always been on the cards with director David Ayer. The worlds of his previous films, End of Watch and Suicide Squad, collide and combine to make up Bright – another high profile movie grab from Netflix.
Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton (under some heavy prothestics) the film’s new trailer has the obligatory Will Smith schtick along with some heavy duty copping. This brave new world of Guns and Monsters looks to be an interesting way to explore injustice and prejudice. The trailer beats have a little too much of the familiar about them, however End of Watch was such a high point that we’re hopeful some of the narrative propulsion is at play here.
Four new images (including the one above) have been released, all of which paint a fine balance of light and dark, with some more derivative fantasy influences. See them below.
Bright Cast and Crew
Directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers. Bright’s cast includes 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.
Bright Official Synopsis
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.