Netflix has released a new featurette for their upcoming film Bright, starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Jay Hernandez. The movie about two cops trying to work together in a world where Humans, Orcs and Elves struggle to co-exist. Daryl Ward (Smith) is the savvy street cop who gets Nick Jakoby (Edgerton) the first Orc police officer as his new partner.
It feels a bit like Alien Nation which had human James Caan teamed with alien detective Mandy Patinkin. Here they’re uniformed officers that happen across a magical artifact, a wand, that is incredibly powerful and everyone wants. The two must put their own personal differences aside and work to protect the artifact from falling into the wrong hands. Which looks like it will put them up against other cops…. none of whom seem happy to have an Orc on the force in the first place. Don’t let the fantasy elements fool you, this feels more like Training Day than Harry Potter.
The film is directed by David Ayer who also worked with Smith recently on Suicide Squad. It was written by Max Landis, also know for the recent Victor Frankenstein film and the BBC’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency series.
Bright debuts on Netflix December 22nd.