Bright is one of Netflix’s biggest gambits yet – a $90 million, fantasy thriller, with a major star (Will Smith) that they’ve bought the worldwide release rights. Unlike Amazon, which has given a full cinema release to some of the movies it has backed, Netflix is only planning a limited theatrical release for Bright and only once it’s already streaming via their service.
A new trailer for the film has been released, which suggest it’ll be a strange but potentially pretty good movie.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 (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 deadly, 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.’
Bright will be on Netflix from December 22nd.