The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct the sequel to Will Smith’s Bright for Netflix.
Directed by David Ayer, the first Bright film debuted on Netflix in 2018 and earned a record-setting 60 million viewers. Since then, Netflix has been eyeing a sequel to the Will Smith and Joel Edgerton film, but with David Ayer now focused on Dirty Dozen for Warner Bros. the streaming service is negotiating with Louis Leterrier to sit in the director’s chair for the next Bright movie.
The Bright sequel will see Will Smith and Joel Edgerton reprise their respective role as human police officer Daryl Ward and Orc officer Nick Jakoby. The script for the sequel was penned by David Ayer and Evan Spiliotopoulos with a rewrite by T.S. Nowlin.
In addition to his work on The Incredible Hulk, Louis Leterrier is known for directing films such as the remake of Clash of the Titans and Now You See Me. Most recently, Louis Leterrier directed every episode of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Here is the official synopsis for the first Bright:
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.
Directed by David Ayer from a script written by Max Landis, Bright 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.
Bright is now available on Netflix.
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