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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
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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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
U.S. director Michael Hoffman (“The Last Station”) is helming the 1980s-set film about the late American author, playwright, and occasional political candidate. “Gore” is currently shooting in Rome but will move next month to Vidal’s longtime villa in Ravello, a village on the Amalfi Coast, sources tell Variety.
Netflix was not available for comment.
Vidal’s beloved gravity-defying villa La Rondinaia, nestled on a craggy cliff in Ravello a thousand feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea, will feature prominently in the movie, according to the president of the Ravello Foundation, Sebastiano Maffettone, local media reported. At La Rondinaia, which he sold in 2004, Vidal entertained his vast network of high-profile friends and acquaintances, including Greta Garbo, »
- Nick Vivarelli
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
The vigorous debate between Netflix and theatrical releases came to Comic-Con last night as the streaming giant brought their upcoming action-fantasy tentpole “Bright” to the San Diego convention. Director David Ayer was joined by cast members Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and more, but it was Smith who naturally stole the spotlight. The actor cautiously played both sides of the debate, praising Netflix for their creative freedom and saluting the experience that only a theater can provide.
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Smith was asked about whether he agreed or not with Christopher Nolan’s Netflix comments from earlier this week. In an interview with IndieWire, the “Dunkirk” director criticized Netflix’s distribution model, saying, “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films. They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, »
- Zack Sharf
Humans, orcs, elves, fairies, and other mystical creatures all inhabit the same alternate universe in this wondrous full trailer for Bright, Netflix and David Ayer’s fantasy epic that made a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con.
Drawing from his experience on End of Watch, Ayer’s latest creative venture – one that purportedly came at the expense of his involvement in Universal’s Scarface – largely revolves around two mismatched Lapd cops: the orc Nick Jacoby (Joel Edgerton) and his very human partner-in-crime, Scott Ward (Will Smith). Working closely with the city’s remarkably diverse population, Smith and Edgerton’s leads attempt to peacefully coexist, but when a deadly weapon emerges to the fore, Jacoby and Ward must pull together to stop the City of Angels from descending into chaos.
What is it, exactly? Well, it’s an ancient wand capable of granting wishes at a moment’s notice, so you »
- Michael Briers
Bright Trailer 2 David Ayer‘s Bright (2017) movie trailer 2 stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Kenneth Choi, and Brad William Henke. Bright‘s plot 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 [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Author: Jon Lyus
Blending the buddy cop genre with high fantasy has always been on the cards with director David Ayer. The worlds of his previous films, End of Watch and Suicide Squad, collide and combine to make up Bright – another high profile movie grab from Netflix.
Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton (under some heavy prothestics) the film’s new trailer has the obligatory Will Smith schtick along with some heavy duty copping. This brave new world of Guns and Monsters looks to be an interesting way to explore injustice and prejudice. The trailer beats have a little too much of the familiar about them, however End of Watch was such a high point that we’re hopeful some of the narrative propulsion is at play here.
Four new images (including the one above) have been released, all of which paint a fine balance of light and dark, with some more derivative fantasy influences. »
- Jon Lyus
Netflix will release an absolute monster of a film in cinemas later this year. Bright is directed by David Ayer and sees Will Smith star alongside Joel Edgerton in a futuristic crime movie debuting on the streamer in December. The film had a big presence at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday where Will Smith and co. turned up to celebrate the movie. We have a brand new Bright trailer along with highlights from the Bright Comic Con panel below.
Bright Comic Con panel highlights plus brand new trailer!
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 »
- Paul Heath
Leave it to homeboy David Ayer to bring cholos (Latino gangsgers) into the action/sci-fi genre with his new Netflix movie, Bright. The trailer premiered at San Diego's Comic Con and Will Smith stars as a Lapd cop working with Orcs and fighting elves. Sounds like Lord Of The Rings meets End Of Watch. Watch the new trailer and see if you can spot Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez and Noomi Rapace under their prosthetics.
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Will Smith and David Ayer started off Netflix’s San Diego Comic-Con panel with a bang by introducing the first full-length trailer for what is rumored to be the streaming service’s most expensive movie to date, Bright. See the footage for the fantasy action crime thriller (that’s a lot of genres) down below…
Smith’s co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Édgar Ramírez and Lucy Fry eventually joined him on-stage and were greeted to warm applause from the Hall H crowd. In addition to the orcs, elves, fairies and magical artifacts featured in the trailer, the panel promised a “social issue-inspired” story, a grounded approach to this strange alternate universe and a whole lot of “orc nudity.”
Bright seems to be a mish-mash of many of Ayer’s previous works, which, depending on your feelings toward the director, is either a good thing or a bad thing. The film »
- Justin Cook
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.
- Derek Anderson
"Everyone's just trying to get along and have a good life," Will Smith's cop character says in a new trailer for Netflix's forthcoming film, Bright. "All of the races are different. Just 'cause they're different doesn't mean anyone's better or worse than anybody."
In the present-day alternate universe where Bright takes place, humans, fairies, orcs, elves and other mystical creatures attempt to peacefully coexist and even work together, such as human character Smith and orc police officer (played by Joel Edgerton) begrudgingly and humorously do in the trailer. And »
"All of the races are different. Just because they're different doesn't mean anybody's better or worse than anybody." Netflix has launched the full-length trailer for David Ayer's fascinating new film Bright – which is a Netflix Original production, starring Will Smith, set in a different world where other creatures like orcs and elves co-exist with humans. It's also a bit like Training Day, it seems, because Smith plays a cop assigned a partner who's an orc and he just doesn't like him. Joel Edgerton co-stars under the make-up as "Nick Jakoby", and the full cast includes Noomi Rapace, Kenneth Choi, Brad William Henke, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Brandon Larracuente, and Dawn Olivieri. So this actually looks surprisingly damn good, I'm serious. The first half of this trailer starts a bit slow, but when everything kicks in mid-way through - wow. I'm seriously impressed. I really want to see this movie. »
- Alex Billington
The post What We Learned at the Bright Press Conference at Comic-Con appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »
- Jenna Busch
At the end of a Comic-Con panel for “Legion” Thursday, Hawley announced that he was developing a new film at Fox — one he would say just two words about. “I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” he said.
More to come.
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- Daniel Holloway
Will Smith might be one of the biggest movie stars of the last two decades, but he doesn’t seem too bothered by the fact that his next movie will premiere on the small screen.
“It’s really exciting to be at the forefront of whatever this new way of consuming media is,” he said during the Comic-Con presentation of Netflix’s “Bright,” the upcoming fantasy hybrid film directed by David Ayer. “I have a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old, and movies they go to see in the theater are different from the movies they watch at home.”
And both he and Ayer sang their praises for Netflix’s famously hands-off approach. In Smith’s words, “I’m sure this will end soon, but they give you money and let you make the movie you want to make. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
“They didn’t teach us this at the Academy,” admits Joel Edgerton to Will Smith, who play cops in a strange Los Angeles-based alternate universe in the first trailer for Netflix’s police thriller “Bright.”
“No, they did not,” Smith concurs in typical movie-cop-to-movie-cop banter.
Smith, Edgerton, and director David Ayer finally unveiled the trailer during Thursday afternoon’s session at Comic-Con’s Hall H in San Diego.
Smith’s human cop Ward and Edgertons’ orc officer Jakoby are not pleased to be paired together — “I’m not here to be your friend,” says Smith — but manage to get along while on a routine night patrol … until they discover a deadly wand that could destroy everything. “This is like a new killer weapon that grants wishes,” Edgerton observes.
Edgerton further notes that the pair may be a prophecy, prompting »
- Dave McNary
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