The upcoming fiction fantasy film of Netflix is about a cop who lives in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. The teaser for "Bright" was released during last night's Academy Awards, and it's safe to say that the trailer promises to deliver out-of-this-world scenes.
The film is directed by David Ayer, and it casts Will Smith as an LAPD cop who teams up with an orc played by Joel Edgerton, to protect a magical wand, Entertainment Weekly. The teaser, which is 30 seconds long, does not give so much away, and that's what makes it intriguing.
'I'm Assuming This Doesn't End Well'
The teaser begins with Smith driving around the city, which shows a lot of cops in the street - a giveaway that the city is in chaos. A song is played in the background, which is cut out as a flurry of images showing mystical creatures and Smith himself holding what looks like an old sword. At the end of the teaser, Smith can be heard saying, "I'm assuming this doesn't end well."
Other casts include Lucy Fry as Tikka, a young elf with powers who has the wand; édgar Ramírez as Kandomere, an elf who works for the FBI's magic division; Happy Anderson as Montehugh, also from FBI's magic division, but a human; Brad William Henke as Dorghu, the leader of the Fogteeth Orcs gang; and Andrea Navedo as Captain Perez.
Netflix Is Also Investing In Other Big-Budget Films
According to Deadline, the movie is R-rated and Netflix has invested $90M in the entire package. It is produced by Eric Newman, Ayer, Landis and Bryan Unkeless. The investment includes $3 million for the script, which was written by Max Landis; $45 million is set aside for shooting. "Bright" is set to be released in December.
Reports say that Netflix is planning on making "Bright" a franchise, and some say that because of the star power that the film offers, there a good probability that it will attract more people to sign up for subscriptions. Aside from this film, Netflix is also reportedly investing $100 million for Martin Scorsese's next film, "The Irishman," as well as $60 million for "War Machine" which stars Brad Pitt.