Netflix is starting to get streaming viewers ready for Bright, it’s new modern fantasy picture, with a brand new poster featuring the stars of the film. The new poster for the Will Smith and Joel Edgerton picture comes on the heels of its second trailer, giving viewers a better look at the world of Officers Ward (Smith) and Jakoby (Edgerton), a human and an Orc, respectively.
Bright focuses on a world where magical beings and humans live side by side. Smith and Edgerton play partners who must overcome each other’s prejudices in order to work together. With a mixture of elves and orcs as well as more unusual denizens of Los Angeles, the film creates a fantasy underworld for the characters to investigate, drawing them into a mystery alongside their issues with each other.
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Bright certainly has a blockbuster pedigree. From director David Ayer (Suicide Squad), the film’s poster released by Netflix certainly gives off a Training Day vibe with a hint of magic. Ayer’s previous experience with Training Day obviously serves the film well as everything from its color choices to the position of Smith’s Officer Ward and Edgerton’s Officer Jakoby adds to the grit and realism of the picture. The poster provides an excellent look into the sinister and mysterious underworld the two will be exploring.
According to the synopsis of Bright, the film will have plenty of grit and action, as well as an intriguing mystery.
Set in an alternate present-day, Bright follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
Bright joins Netflix originals like Okja and Extremis, with the streaming giant continuing to expand its programming from foreign films to more blockbuster fare, and Bright seems to certainly fit the bill. Based on the premise, it’s an unusual yet intriguing marriage of True Blood and Bad Boys. While Netflix has previously dealt with more foreign film fare, this is a blockbuster picture coming from a streaming service, an exciting progression for the company.
Directed by Ayer from a script by Max Landis, Bright stars Smith as Officer Ward and Edgerton as Officer Jackoby. They’re joined by Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Oliveri, and Kenneth Choi.
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