Netflix’s ‘Bright’: Will Smith Fantasy-Drama Gets Second Official Trailer

Bright Netflix MovieBright is probably got to be the most high-concept film coming out in not just this year, but to have come out in the last 5 years. A cop drama set in a world where humans are living on the same plane as orcs, elves, fairies, magic and all other manner of mystical, fantasy mumbo-jumbo. That is the kind of out-there insanity one might expect from writer Max Landis, and the cop drama element will certainly be banked hard on by director David Ayer (writer of Training Day, director of End of Watch and Suicide Squad).

The Netflix-exclusive film has just gotten its second official trailer, which keeps most of the plot at bay yet still shows that the bulk of the story is centred around the human-orc difference between Will Smith and Joel Edgerton’s characters, especially when they encounter a magic wand, this world’s equivalent of a nuclear bomb.

You can check out the trailer below!

We get a better look at the crazy, mish-mash world at hand in Bright and more hints towards other magical characters, as well as some good-old fun had by Will Smith. Bright looks absolutely insane, and I cannot wait for it.

The film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, Ike Barinholtz, and Edgar Ramirez. Here’s the official synopsis:

In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, 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 young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.

Bright will be available only on Netflix from December 22.

6 Elseworlds Movies That DC Should Make For The Big Screen

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DC ElseworldsOccasionally, there are times when comic book authors toss comic book continuity aside and straight-up create an alternate universe to tell brand new stories that bend the rules of the characters and radically change their settings as a side effect. DC calls these stories “Elseworlds,” and from the sound of things, DC is coming up with a plan to introduce that concept into their movie division with the standalone Joker movie set outside of the DC Extended Universe. The project, which has yet to be formally announced by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, is set in the 1980s and is styled after movies like Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (fitting, considering that Scorsese is producing the project). It should be noted that the DCEU is still in active development on a Joker & Harley Quinn project, featuring Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprising their roles from Suicide Squad, following that movie’s unexpected cliffhanger.

Whether or not having a mix of creator-driven and shared-universe-driven narratives get developed at the same time will work, or whether audiences will be confused by it, remains to be seen. It certainly has worked for DC’s animated movies (as evident by most movies being their own thing while some — like Justice League: War and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract — share the same setting), but in an age of cinematic universes, this might be harder to pull off. The DC Elseworlds Multiverse, as we’ll call it for the sake of this article, has a lot of source material it could draw upon to tell one-off stories. While the DCEU will continue tell one big story about the return of the so-called Age of Heroes, the DCEM should be able to take advantage of the nature of self-contained stories and go completely nuts with them, embracing their radical departure from the source material and telling the kinds of stories we could never see in a shared universe.

Here are 6 stories that we think need to be brought to the big screen as part of Warner Bros. and DC’s Elseworlds-style universe. Click Next to get started.

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