– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last December, Netflix released its biggest film to date: Bright. The movie was a clever urban fantasy film that saw a world where man co-exists with elves and orcs. By and large, audiences really seemed to enjoy it, and while even some critics enjoyed the idea of the world, there was the problem of the script, which was pretty bland and derivative, when all said and done.

Additionally, screenwriter Max Landis, who wrote the film, apparently had creative differences with director David Ayer, and as a result, would not be returning for the sequel (and that’s not even mentioning the sexual allegations against Landis). So who would they get for this film?

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According to THR, they have found their writer, and it is none other than Evan Spiliotopoulos, who most recently worked on Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. That’s obviously a huge get for the streaming giant, but we can’t forget he was also one of the men behind The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which was less cool (no pun intended).

David Ayer is returning to helm this sequel, and actors Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are also expected to reprise their roles as the human and orc cops, respectively, who are forced to work together to solve a case that can threaten the future of the world. No word yet on what the plot will be, and as sloppy as that first film was, there’s no denying the potential this sequel has to expand things in an interesting direction.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.