The Future Looks Bright
♦ After the success of David Ayer’s Bright TV movie, Netflix are moving ahead with a followup, according to news on Variety…
Following the success of Bright, Netflix is moving forward with a sequel. David Ayer will return to write and direct the second installment, with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to reprise their roles.
Writer Max Landis won’t be back for the next film. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are set as producers.
Netflix teased the announcement with a video of orcs auditioning for the sequel. The characters have been a significant component of the film’s promotions.
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 3, 2018
Nielsen recently announced that the first pic, which premiered on Dec. 22, was viewed by 11 million people over three days.
Netflix touted Bright as the highest-viewed original film ever on the service in its launch week and one of the biggest originals it has ever debuted. They also added that “Bright” is the No. 1 movie on Netflix in every country, with more viewers internationally than domestically.
Bright stars Smith and Edgerton as two LAPD police officers — one human, one orc, respectively — who are paired together in an alternate universe populated by fantastical creatures in addition to humans. The film was panned by most critics for its heavy-handed social commentary, which drew parallels between real-life class and racial divisions and the tension between the different races of mythical creatures in the film.