For better or worse it looks like a sequel to End of Watch and Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s cop-fantasy action flick Bright with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton is still in development over on Netflix.
Ayer tells ComicBook.com: “[It’s} still in development. We’re working on it so hopefully, we’ll be able to mount that up soon. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to explore the world more. I think people felt like there were a lot of doorways to explore. People were like, ‘Tell us about the dragon. Tell us about this, the history.’ So it’s a very rich world and I think we’re going to drill down more.”
The underrated first film takes place in an alternate present-day where 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 was directed by David Ayer from a screenplay written by Max Landis. It starred Will Smith as Daryl Ward, Joel Edgerton as Nick Jakoby, Noomi Rapace as Leilah, Lucy Fry as Tikka, and Édgar Ramírez as Kandomere. Ayer also produced along with Eric Newman, Ted Sarandos, and Bryan Unkeless. Netflix released it back on December 13, 2017.
It scored a mere 28% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Bright tries to blend fantasy, hard-hitting cop drama, and social commentary — and ends up falling painfully short of the mark on all three fronts.