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Director David Ayer is at Comic-Con to promote his new movie Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton [watch the trailer here], and IGN caught up with the Suicide Squad helmer to ask him about his next Dceu project, Gotham City Sirens, and what drew him to the movie.
“It’s a story about three fantastic women who’re trying to find their way in the world and realize that they have more power together than they do individually,” said Ayer. “I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit.”
Asked whether Harley Quinn will be getting a new look for his next outing in the Dceu, Ayer responded: “Let’s put a pin in that. Maybe next Comic-Con. Everybody evolves…”
- Gary Collinson
Humans, Orcs, Elves and all manners of fairytale creatures leave together in the world of Bright, a fantasy action film set in modern day Los Angeles. “Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is […]
Netflix may be a bit of a juggernaut in today’s Golden Age of television, but they’re anything but on the film front. Earlier this year, audiences booed Okja at the Cannes Film Festival — not because it was bad, mind you, but because mere pretentiousness. In short, they’re up against a lot of film snobs stuck in their ways, so it’ll be more of an uphill battle for them to achieve the same kind of success.
This year, they have a few major releases. Already on the streaming on the service are War Machine and Okja, and later this year will see two more films released. The first major one is Death Note, a horror/thriller from The Guest director Adam Wingard. However, while that may be an anticipated film for manga fans, director David Ayer’s new film, Bright, is definitely the biggest one coming in »
- Joseph Medina
As her mom fought mental illness, Haddish was placed in foster care as a child. It wasn’t until a social worker pushed her to attend a comedy camp that she discovered her passion for performing.
- Alexis Chestnov
Jaden Smith has a new look for the summer!
The 19-year-old actor was spotted on Friday rocking a new hair hue while out in Soho, New York.
Dressed in gray camo pants, vans and a greyish-blue tee, Smith had his hands full as he made an "I love you" sign to the camera and headed inside his hotel.
Et recently spoke with Jada Pinket Smith about Jaden's uncanny resemblance to her, thanks to a recent photo she shared on social media.
"Isn't that crazy?," Pinkett Smith told Et's Kevin Frazier on the red carpet for the Girls Trip premiere in Los Angeles. "When I saw that picture -- Will took that picture -- He was like, 'Yeah, look at »
Will Smith is all too aware of the Uncle Phil comparisons.
After the 48-year-old actor shared a GoPro video of himself bungee jumping in March, screenshots went viral as fans began to compare him with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air uncle, Phillip Banks. While appearing at a press conference for his upcoming film, Bright, at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 on Thursday, a Huffington Post reporter asked Smith about the hilarious photos.
"I don't know if you saw, but a lot of fans isolated one moment where they said you reminded them of..." the reporter began.
“Uncle Phil!” Smith responded.
Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith Can't Stop Gushing Over Husband Will's 'Perfect' Casting in 'Aladdin'
Uncle Phil was played by James Avery, who died at age 68 in 2013.
"Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery," Smith wrote upon his co-star's death. "Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace »
Netflix has been making their own films for quite some time, but nothing they're released so far looks quite like Bright. Will Smith and the director of Suicide Squad have made something that looks a lot like your standard Hollywood blockbuster. »
For more than 20 years, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have kept the spark alive in more ways than one. Sure, there are those hot and heavy smooches on red carpets. And sometimes these two can't help but display some Pda at award shows. But even as their love story plays out in the public eye, the pair has kept fans gasping, laughing and cheering them on thanks to their honest—and sometimes outrageous—quotes about love and marriage. Thursday night was no different when Jada appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. When asked by a caller to share the wildest rumor she's heard about her family, the actress didn't hold back. "The craziest rumor? »
Awesomeness Films announced today that its latest feature will be an adaptation of The New York Times bestselling young adult romance novel To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Production for the film, by Awesomeness and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, is currently underway in Vancouver. To All The Boys follows a young girl whose love life goes from imaginary to out of control when a secret box of love letters she wrote is unexpectedly delivered to all of the boys she’s had crushes on over the years. In order to avoid awkward encounters, she fakes a relationship with one of her classmates -- which gradually evolves into a genuine romance.
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- Geoff Weiss
Jada Pinkett Smith is putting a giant Hollywood rumor to bed about her own bed ... she and husband Will Smith don't screw around with other couples. Jada was promoting her new flick, "Girls Trip," on 'Watch What Happens Live' when a caller asked what the craziest rumor is that Jada's ever heard about herself. It took a second before Jada laughed off that it was one about her and Will being Hollywood's notorious swingers. Funny »
- TMZ Staff
To say David Ayer's upcoming Netflix movie is ambitious would be an understatement. Bright, which won't hit the streaming network until Dec. 22, is a fantasy thriller with the grit of a rated-r cop movie like Ayer's End of Watch, only interwoven with themes pulled straight out of Lord of the Rings. The film takes place in a world where creatures like orcs and elves live and work side by side with humans, which results in a rigid hierarchy forming among the races: chic and beautiful elves at the top, humans somewhere in the middle, and orcs at the bottom. Will Smith stars as Lapd police officer Daryl Ward, a human, who finds his work life suddenly much more complicated when he's partnered with "diversity hire" Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), an orc. Ward is openly angry about Jakoby's arrival at first, a situation that Smith found fascinating as a black man. »
- Quinn Keaney
Disney has an Aladdin (and Jasmine and Genie). After a long, public search to cast its live-action “Aladdin,” Disney announced Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith would star at their D23 Expo last weekend. The movie is set to start shooting in August. (Twitter) Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo — Disney (@Disney) July 15, 2017 The Emmy nominations have a pretty serious gender issue. Of the 14 series nominated this year for the best comedy and drama awards, none feature a solo female showrunner. (Vulture) Afghanistan’s newest Sesame Street character promotes gender equality.Last year, “Baghch-e-SimSim” (or “Sesame Garden”) introduced Zari, the show’s first-ever female Muppet. On Saturday, the show brought another new character to life. Zeerak, Zari’s brother, is “a 4-year-old boy who enjoys studying and learning” and “will show boys the importance of respecting women. »
Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along in Netflix's $100 million original film Bright, based on the Max Landis script that caused something of a bidding war when it was passed around. The film about "racial" tension in La is directed by David Ayer, no stranger to these kinds of stories, having tackled similar themes successfully in End of Watch and Harsh Times. Synopsis: Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. Bright stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton along with Noomi Rapace (though you wouldn't know it based on Netflix's marketing, which completely omits the actress'...
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Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have moved the science-fiction thriller “2017 Cloverfield Movie” back by more than three months to Feb. 2, 2018, from Oct. 27. The studio has also moved George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” forward a week from Nov. 3 to Oct. 27.
“The 2017 Cloverfield Movie,” which will most likely be retitled, will become the first title to launch on Feb. 2, just two days before the NFL’s 52nd Super Bowl.
The story, set in the near future, centers on a team of astronauts on a space station making a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, all while desperately trying to fight for their survival.
- Dave McNary
Is Will Smith turning into Uncle Phil? If he is, he seems to be cool with it. In March, Smith shared a GoPro video of himself bungee jumping. The video and screenshots of it went viral due to the fact that with his gray facial hair and shaved head, he is the spitting image of the late James Avery, who played his uncle on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the '90s. A Huffington Post reporter asked Smith about the comparisons at the Bright press conference at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Thursday. "I don't know if you saw, but a lot of fans isolated one moment where they said you reminded them of..." the reporter began. "Uncle »
Training Day meets Lord of the Rings is how Will Smith describes Bright, his next collaboration with director David Ayer. Ayer, who wrote Training Day, is making a movie that resembles his early work far more than his Dceu film. His new cop movie is also a fantasy film – a genre mash-up featuring orcs, fairies, and […]
The post ‘Bright’ Finally Lets Orcs, Fairies, and Elves Star in a Gritty Cop Movie [Comic-Con 2017] appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its most expensive bet yet for a feature film: the $90 million sci-fy odyssey Bright starring action hero Will Smith. The film, Netflix’s first stab at bringing a blockbuster into the streaming fold, will debut on the service on Dec. 22.
Bright takes place in a future where humans coexist alongside orcs and elves. Smith plays a human cop who must work alongside an orc (Joel Edgerton). One evening on patrol, they stumble upon a magical wand with world-altering powers. Bright was directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and written by Max Landis (American Ultra). The film also stars Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, and Ike Barinholtz.
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- Geoff Weiss
Husband and wife? Yes. Swingers? Jada Pinkett Smith wishes! Rumors that the Girls Trip star and her longtime husband Will Smith enjoy swinging in their spare time have followed the couple for years, but the actress is closing the door on that claim. "I'm like, 'Yo, I wish! I wish," she enthusiastically responded to a fan caller during Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. Meanwhile, co-star Queen Latifah was jokingly bummed. "I always admired that about y'all," she quipped. "I compare you with every relationship that I'm in." While they don't entertain other couples in their bedroom, there is something »
Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.
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, »
- Phil Wheat
One of the big winners of the San Diego Comic’s opening night was Netflix’s Hall H panel that highlighted two of their monster-budgeted original productions: Bright and Death Note, the former being directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch). Just yesterday we shared the panel’s awesome new trailer, which features stars Will Smith (I Am Legend) and Joel Edgerton (The […] »
- Brad Miska
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