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, Ayer already had another film waiting in the wings to direct — this time in the form of the Will Smith-led Netflix film Bright.
Interestingly enough, this film features some elements familiar to Ayer (cops), but gives it a unique twist.
Check out the first teaser for Bright below:
The teaser is short — clocking in at a little over 30 seconds long, but it already sets up this world well. For the most part, it looks like your average ravaged post-apocalyptic landscape, but the big twist here seems to be the existence…orcs and elves? Apparently so. While the premise is a bit strange, this film seems like even more evidence that Netflix is looking to be a force in both film and TV.
The official synopsis for Bright is 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 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, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad). The movie is written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and produced by Ayer, Eric Newman (Narcos) and Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games). The Netflix Original Film will launch globally this December.”
What do you think of this first taste of Bright? Will you be tuning in on Netflix later this December to check it out? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Bright hits Netflix this December.
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