Though this year’s Bright received a critical bashing, many fans enjoyed the Netflix film, and Netflix seems to have taken notice, as a sequel for the film written and directed by David Ayer is officially on the way! This was confirmed a new teaser posted from Netflix:
Per a recent report from Variety:
Following the success of “Bright,” Netflix is moving forward with a sequel. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to reprise their roles, with David Ayer returning to write and direct the second installment.
Writer Max Landis won’t be back for the next film. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are set as producers.
It’s interesting that Landis won’t be back, as he was recently accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
The film was said to be a modern take on police racism, by star Will Smith:
“David [Ayer] doesn’t feel the necessity to be delicate with those issues. [However], this is a film that is about enjoyment and entertainment and those undercurrents and undertones are specifically for people to be able to think about, not for people to make any judgement. We’re displaying the look and the feel… We did ride-alongs with LAPD and with the Sheriffs, and as an African-American, it was really a different perspective for me to be in the back of the cars, riding around with police officers in LA in predominately black and Hispanic neighborhoods and seeing the complexities from the other side of it.”
In the film:
In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, 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.
Bright is currently streaming on Netflix.
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