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While commercials during the Oscars don’t cost nearly as much as the Super Bowl, companies still try to take advantage of the airtime. While viewers were busy trying to figure out how the Academy flubbed the best picture award, there were some decent ads that popped up on our televisions. One of them was for the Sci-Fi movie Bright which is starring Will Smith. The film from director David Ayer and writer Max Landis is about a human cop (Smith) who has to team up with an Orc (Joel Edgerton) to stop bad guys (or things) from obtaining an all-powerful
- Nat Berman
David Ayer has had quite the career thus far. He had his start writing such films as U-571, and the original Fast and the Furious film. From there, he hit his most high profile picture yet when he wrote Training Day, a film that would go on to be praised as one of Denzel Washington’s best performances yet.
In the mid-2000s, Ayer transition into directing, and over the next decade or so, he would establish himself as a helmer of violent dramas that include Street Kings, End of Watch, Sabotage, and Fury. Last year, his most high profile film yet, Suicide Squad hit theaters, and despite making all kinds of money at the box office, it was met with widespread ridicule from critics and fans. Regardless of what you thought of the film, however, there was little denying that he was a talented director. And like any good director, »
- Joseph Medina
Fantasy has become reality. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in Bright, only on @netflix. pic.twitter.com/FJueEhMFCO - Bright Film (@BrightNetflix) February 27, 2017 If you watched the Oscars, chances are good that you were too engrossed in all the gowns, winners, and, ugh, that best picture fail to notice something very interesting during the commercial break: a teaser for a brand-new Netflix movie. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are starring in Bright from Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Smith plays a cop who is partnered with an orc (Edgerton) to find a dangerous weapon. Did I mention there's a bunch of monsters in this world? Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramírez also star in the film, out in December. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Will Smith is back in blue.
Netflix released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming original film “Bright” during the Oscars on Sunday. Smith plays an Lapd cop who teams up with the very first Orc officer (Joel Edgerton) to protect a powerful wand that everyone is after. Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, and Kenneth Choi also star in the film
Directed by “Suicide Squad” helmer David Ayer and written by Max Landis, the fantasy thriller is set in a new world where humans live alongside mythical creatures. “Fantasy has become reality,” Netflix tweeted on Sunday, along with the video.
The 30-second teaser opens with Smith driving around the city, which resembles a police state, in his police cruiser, to the tune of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” The clip then cuts quickly to several fantastical »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Following its unveiling during the Academy Awards last night, the new teaser trailer for David Ayer's Bright (written by Max Landis) has been released online by Netflix, giving fans a glimpse into the Will Smith-starring dark fantasy film ahead of its premiere this December.
"Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) 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, »
- Derek Anderson
Netflix has debuted the first teaser for its upcoming sci-fi fantasy Bright. Penned by Max Landis, the fantasy action thriller sees director David Ayer reteaming with Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Ike Barinholtz and Alex Meraz and also stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Lucy Fry, Margaret Cho and Kenneth Choi; take a look below…
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Bright is set to arrive on Netflix in December. »
- Amie Cranswick
Netflix still hasn’t formally announced their reported acquisition of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman — with a ballooned budget now at $125 million — but the company has a few more high-profile original films coming before then. This summer will see the release of Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie Okja, then later this year they’ll release the $90 million sci-fi action feature Bright.
Coming from David Ayer, who has a proclivity for both cop dramas and fantasy (as seen in his Oscar-winning tentpole Suicide Squad), the two worlds merge with his next film. Following Will Smith as a human detective who teams with an orc cop (Joel Edgerton) to regain control of a magic wand from evil forces, it sounds just peculiar enough to pique our curiosity. The first teaser has now arrived, which runs a brief 30 seconds as it introduces this strange world of creature-filled policing.
- Jordan Raup
Though there was plenty to talk about at last night’s Oscars (I know…Brie Larson looked Amazing!), one little nugget that was probably forgotten about by the end of the night was the airing of the first teaser for the new movie, Bright. The Will Smith vehicle from director David Ayer and writer Max Landis is about a human cop (Smith) who has to team up with an Orc (Joel Edgerton) to stop some... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Author: Zehra Phelan
From End of Watch to Suicide Squad, Director David Ayer’s worlds look set to collide in the new Netflix original film, Bright which is due to be released in December 2017 and saw its first trailer air in the Us during last night’s Oscars ceremony.
Looking at the trailer, Ayer, who reunites with his Suicide Squad star Will Smith, looks set to bring elements from the worlds of End of Watch and Suicide Squad to his latest project which see’s Smith as a human cop working alongside an Orc cop who is played by the exceptionally diverse Joel Edgerton (Loving, Black Mass, The Gift). Joining Smith and Edgerton on the cast are Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Lucy Fry who plays an Elf with a magical wand and needs the protection of these two hulking cops. »
- Zehra Phelan
Netflix have dropped the first teaser trailer for their upcoming film Bright, which will debut on the streaming service later this year.
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.
- Paul Heath
For his follow-up to Suicide Squad, director David Ayer is once again teaming with Will Smith and heading to Netflix with Bright, a fantasy tinged actioner that sees a human (Smith) and orc (Joel Edgerton) cop police a world where humans exist side by side with fantasy creatures like orcs, fairies, and elves. Everything is business as usual for the pair, until they come into possession of a massively powerful, and highly illegal, weapon: a magic wand. Fantasy has become reality. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star in Bright, only on @netflix. pic.twitter.com/FJueEhMFCO — Bright Film (@BrightNetflix) February 27, 2017 This first trailer doesn’t really give much away, but this weird little movie does have a lot going for it. At times, it feels like Ayer’s own End of Watch with added monsters, shot through with a gritty style you wouldn’t expect from a movie that has »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
"I'm assuming this doesn't end well." Netflix premiered a trailer for their upcoming new sci-fi fantasy movie from director David Ayer, who last made Suicide Squad. The project is titled Bright and comes from a screenplay written by Max Landis, of Chronicle and American Ultra. This is the movie you may have heard about where there are orc creatures living among the humans. Will Smith plays a cop in Los Angeles who ends up in the middle of a turf war. The cast includes Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Brad William Henke, Lucy Fry and Dawn Olivieri. This is just a tease, so they don't reveal too much yet, but I am definitely curious about this. I want to see more footage. Take a look below. Here's the first official teaser trailer for David Ayer's Bright, direct from YouTube: In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, »
- Alex Billington
Netflix may not have been nominated for any Oscars tonight, but they didn't want to stay out of the conversation entirely. That being the case, they decided to air a TV spot that is sure to have everyone talking. The streaming service has finally revealed the first footage from their upcoming sci-fi/fantasy movie Bright, which is set to debut later this year.
The footage was first aired during a commercial break during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony. The video then thankfully made its way online, via the official Twitter account for Bright. It is only a 30-second spot, but Netflix managed to cram quite a bit into a short period of time and it should be encouraging to those who were curious about this big-budget blockbuster that Netflix won a major bidding war for. The movie looks to be a mix of End of Watch and Bad Boys »
David Ayer’s Bright seems like it would be a great self-published novel or an entertaining indie comic book, but it looks like a pretty weird movie. It stars Will Smith as a cop, which is pretty straightforward. But he also happens to be a cop in a semi-fantastical world where humans co-exist alongside elves and orcs. This trailer—which premiered during the Academy Awards, in a rare move—doesn’t really waste any time explaining the premise, but if the sight of a toothy orc with a shotgun or Will Smith carrying a big sword while dressed as a cop doesn’t do it for you, then there’s probably no amount of explanation that could.
- Sam Barsanti
Netflix may not have had any feature films in contention this year, but they still managed to make a splash on Oscars night.
As “Suicide Squad,” the last collaboration between director David Ayer and star Will Smith, won an award tonight, Netflix dropped our first look at their next project. “Bright,” which is set for release later this year, tells the story of a police officer (Smith) who has to face a nefarious invading force…with a Sword.
Though this sneak peek puts Smith front and center, we also get our first glimpse at a very Galadriel-like Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton as a criminal Orc. Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz also co-star. This crime/fantasy mash-up comes courtesy of “Chronicle” writer Max Landis.
- Steve Greene
The first trailer for the Netflix film “Bright” appeared during the 2017 Academy Awards, and it looked a bit like “Suicide Squad 2.” Director David Ayer has brought back Will Smith from “Suicide Squad” for the $90 million movie. Netflix famously paid quite a bit for the Ayer project, which will air exclusively on the streaming service. It stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and a guy who looks a bit like Killer Croc — who was also in “Suicide Squad.” In fact, the makeup used on Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje helped “Suicide Squad” net the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Actually, that »
- Phil Hornshaw
Netflix has premiered a first teaser for its Will Smith, Joel Edgerton crime/fantasy/sci-fi movie “Bright,” which is set for a December release. Smith re-teams with his “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer on “Bright,” which was scripted by Max Landis. Full details on… Continue Reading → »
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Netflix has thrown at least $90 million into the blockbuster sized effort, which brings together a cast which also includes Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Edgar Ramirez all in service of a quirky premise: the story takes place in a world where faeries and orcs live with humans, and will center on an orc cop.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Netflix shared the first teaser trailer for Will Smith and Joel Edgerton’s upcoming film Bright during a commercial break for the 89 annual Academy Awards. Directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis, the movie is an R-rated grounded cop procedural that is set in a world populated not only with humans but also fantastical, mythical creatures. The story follows a human cop (Smith) who is forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton) to find a weapon everyone is prepared to… »
When it comes to original films, Netflix has really been stepping up their game lately, recently making a huge move to acquire Martin Scorsese’s next effort, The Irishman. That’s still quite aways away from debuting, however, but there’s still a lot to look forward to in the near future, like David Ayer’s Bright (which cost the company a cool $90 million).
So far, the project has been shrouded in a heavy amount of secrecy, but earlier tonight, the streaming service unveiled the first trailer for the film and finally gave us a taste of what to expect. It’s not terribly long, clocking in at about 30 seconds in length, but it teases a weird, spooky and dark journey for Will Smith, who reunites with his Suicide Squad director here for what looks like something pretty unique.
- Josh Wilding
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