If you ever wanted a movie that reteamed “Suicide Squad” actor Will Smith and director David Ayer, with a screenplay by Max Landis, well “Bright” is for you. And it ain’t coming cheap.
Netflix has thrown at least $90 million into the blockbuster sized effort, which brings together a cast which also includes Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Edgar Ramirez all in service of a quirky premise: the story takes place in a world where faeries and orcs live with humans, and will center on an orc cop. Okay, then. Just a reminder, Landis is the guy behind “Chronicle,” “American Ultra,” and “Victor Frankenstein” and Ayer’s last movie was “Suicide Squad,” so keep those expectations in check. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), 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” is expected to land on Netflix later this year.