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Will "Bright" be a Netflix Blockbuster? And how do you even define that?

26 July 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Ben Miller

If you haven’t heard already, Netflix will continue their quest for world domination with a tentpole feature film, Bright, in December.  Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury), the film stars Will Smith as a Los Angeles police officer who is teamed up with an orc cop (Joel Edgerton) to fight crime and try to make sense of whatever the hell is happening in the trailer.  There are fairies, magic wands, elves, swords, Noomi Rapace, and all sorts of other fantastical elements involved.

Let’s talk money.  Bright cost $90 million for Netflix to pick up.  Half of that cost went in to the film to shoot, while the other half goes to the talent (mostly Smith, Ayer and screenwriter Max Landis).  These days, $90 million seems pretty reasonable for a fantasy film starring an A-List “Movie Star”.  Suicide Squad, the most recent Smith-Ayer fantasy foray, cost $175 million. »

- Ben Miller

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SXSW Award Winner ‘Assholes’ Acquired By Breaking Glass For Theatrical Release

26 July 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The controversial film Assholes from writer/director Peter Vack, who was an actor in Mozart in the Jungle has been acquired for theatrical release by Breaking Glass from Vack and producer Max Landis (ChronicleAn American Werewolf in London). Breaking Glass then pacted with Factory 25 to release the picture theatrically (in conjunction) this fall into New York, Los Angeles, and other markets prior to a DVD/VOD release. The film had its world premiere… »

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Sneak Peek Hints at Season 2 Case

23 July 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” was one of the final pop culture pieces to present at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but fans of the BBC America sci-fi series were not left disappointed.

That’s because a new sneak peek for Season 2 has officially dropped, featuring stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and Jade Eshete.

In the clip, Barnett’s titular Dirk finds himself held captive in some sort of futuristic prison. Wood and Eshete then break into the building in an attempt to rescue their eccentric friend — complete with their same masks from Season 1. Unfortunately, it turns out just to be a bad dream with Dirk remaining in the clutches of his captors.

Dirk Gently” is based on novels by Douglas Adams, the beloved British author who wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Max Landis created, primarily wrote, and exec produced the series.

Series regulars Fiona Dourif, Dustin Milligan »

- JD Knapp

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‘Dirk Gently’ Serves Up Clip-Heavy Panel In Hall H – Comic-Con

23 July 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Max Landis, creator of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, dropped a new clip to Hall H attendees today. The series is currently halfway through production on season 2. Check out one of the clips here: Wake Up!! Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective agency returns to @bbcamerica This Fall for an all-new case! #DirkGentlyBBCA #Sdcc pic.twitter.com/zxGB27zlB0 — Dirk Gently (@DirkGentlyBBCA) July 23, 2017 Explaining the above, Landis says, “Several times… »

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Season 2 Sneak Peek Is What Dreams Are Made Of

23 July 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Everything is connected, even at Comic-Con.

On Sunday, BBC America held a panel for “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” to reflect on its first season and look ahead at Season 2. On the panel were series creator Max Landis, showrunner Robert Cooper, and the cast consisting of Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eschete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, and new Season 2 actors Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine.

Read More‘Dirk Gently’ Season 1 Review: Come for Douglas Adams But Stay for the Weird Assassin Lady

Only loosely based on the Douglas Adams of the same name, the first season of “Dirk Gently” took the title character on an original murder mystery adventure in which time travel, a kitten, and shark bites were involved. The story also included a cute corgi, creepy bald guys, a group called the Rowdy 3 that comprises four guys, and a maniacal assassin who believes she’s destined to kill certain people. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Season 2 Sneak Peek Is What Dreams Are Made Of

23 July 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Everything is connected, even at Comic-Con.

On Sunday, BBC America held a panel for “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” to reflect on its first season and look ahead at Season 2. On the panel were series creator Max Landis, showrunner Robert Cooper, and the cast consisting of Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eschete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, and new Season 2 actors Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine.

Read More‘Dirk Gently’ Season 1 Review: Come for Douglas Adams But Stay for the Weird Assassin Lady

Only loosely based on the Douglas Adams of the same name, the first season of “Dirk Gently” took the title character on an original murder mystery adventure in which time travel, a kitten, and shark bites were involved. The story also included a cute corgi, creepy bald guys, a group called the Rowdy 3 that comprises four guys, and a maniacal assassin who believes she’s destined to kill certain people. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Bright Trailer: Netflix's $100 Million Blockbuster Shines

21 July 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

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 Unveils Trailer For Will Smith-Starring, $90 Million Blockbuster ‘Bright’

21 July 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

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

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New trailer for Will Smith’s Netflix thriller ‘Bright’

21 July 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

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

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The future’s Bright – the new trailer for Will Smith & Joel Edgerton fantasy buddy cop movie is here

21 July 2017 3:05 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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Watch The New ‘Bright’ Trailer Along With Comic Con Hall H Panel Highlights

21 July 2017 1:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 SquadEnd 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

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Sdcc: Netflix’s Will Smith-led Bright gets a full-length trailer

21 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Comic-Con 2017: New Trailer for David Ayer’s Fantasy Thriller Bright, Starring Will Smith

20 July 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The world is divided among mystical species in the official trailer for David Ayer's Bright, starring Will Smith and premiering on Netflix on December 22nd:

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

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 »

- Derek Anderson

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See Will Smith, Mystical Creatures in New 'Bright' Trailer

20 July 2017 8:16 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"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 »

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Will Smith, Joel Edgerton Deal With Strange Things in Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Trailer

20 July 2017 5:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“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.

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Will Smith, ‘Bright’ Director David Ayer on Netflix: ‘They Let You Be a Filmmaker’

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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'Bright' director David Ayer: Netflix let you be a filmmaker

20 July 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Streaming giant stages first film panel at Comic-Con in support of Bright, Death Note.

Bright director David Ayer unsurprisingly enthused over the freedom Netflix grants directors during a lively and opinionated session on Thursday afternoon.

Tough guy actor Terry Crews hosted Netflix’s first Hall H session and introduced Ayer, who reunites on the upcoming supernatural crime thriller with his Suicide Squad star Will Smith. They were joined on stage by Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, Con debutants Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry, as well as producers Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless.

The session kicked off with a first-look at the new trailer, which sets the scene of a Los Angeles where humans live side-by-side with magical creatures. Smith’s Lapd officer teams up with an orc police officer played by Edgerton as they get involved in the hunt for a magic wand with devastating power. Max Landis wrote the screenplay.

“This isn’t some »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Bright’ Trailer: Netflix’s Will Smith Action Film Takes on Fairies and a Prophecy — Watch

20 July 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At San Diego’s Comic-Con on Thursday, Netflix made its debut with two films. Taking the first position was “Bright,” a film starting Will Smith that is part buddy cop movie, part fantasy, and part saving the world, as you do if you’re Will Smith.

Here’s Netflix’s official release about the film:

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, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Bright’ Trailer: Netflix’s Mega Will Smith Sci-Fi Movie Hits Comic-Con

20 July 2017 4:08 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Netflix is taking a crack at Hall H at Comic-Con and just released the official trailer for Bright, its big-money sci-fi action movie directed by David Ayer from Max Landis’ script and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. The R-rated pic that Netflix landed in a whopping deal with Landis is set in a world populated not only with humans but also alien races. The story follows a human cop (Smith) forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton). Battling both their own… »

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First ‘Bright’ Trailer Finds Will Smith Fighting Against Elves & Reptile People

20 July 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix has unveiled the first full-length trailer for the upcoming feature film Bright. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and scripted by Max Landis (American Ultra), the film blends the realms of fantasy and cop drama and takes place in a world where humans live and work alongside orcs and elves. Will Smith plays a human cop forced to team up with an orc (Joel Edgerton), the first of his kind to join the force. The first half of this trailer plays like the most obvious metaphor about race ever as Smith's character talks about how there are … »

- Matt Goldberg

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Real reason WWE cancelled Talking Smack, Daniel Bryan shoots – WrestleTalk News

17 July 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

There’s an old public relations trick of releasing bad news last thing on a Friday. That way, the initial outrage is somewhat quelled by everyone going off for the weekend.

Which is probably why, exactly a week after WWE released Austin Aries late on Friday 7th July, the company used the same timing trick to announce they’re cancelling the beloved weekly Smackdown post-show Talking Smack:

“We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 Live.”

It’s fine, everyone. We’ve lost Talking Smack. But at least 205 Live is ok.

Unfortunately, in waiting until the last moment on Friday to drop the news, WWE appear to also have »

- Oli Davis

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