Netflix premieres one of its biggest film projects to date tomorrow, with Will Smith headlining Bright. It reunites him with his Suicide Squad director, David Ayer, and the film reportedly cost some $90m to make (a price it stumped up following a bidding war with Hollywood studios). Joel Edgerton co-stars, along with Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and more.
It’s already been revealed too that Bright 2 is in gestation, and that Will Smith is already signed up to appear in the follow-up as well. It’s unclear yet if David Ayer will return for the sequel, and what timescale the project is working to.
The synopsis for the first film reads as follows:
Set in an alternate present-day, 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 played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
Bright arrives on Netflix on December 22nd.