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Bright: Netflix’s First Original Blockbuster


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Streaming giant Netflix is throwing its hat into the blockbuster movie ring with its first big budget film Bright starring Hollywood heavyweights Will Smith and Noomi Rapace along with Aussie actors Joel Edgerton and Lucy Fry, and directed by Suicide Squad’s David Ayer. Bright is an action thriller set in a fantasy Los Angeles where humans, orcs, elves, and other creatures coexist in a modern world. Tensions simmer as the different species’ cultural and class divides create clashes, but as in our world, everyone’s just trying to make a living.

The film follows two cops (Smith as a human LAPD officer and Edgerton as the department’s first orc officer) out on patrol one night when they discover a powerful weapon capable of destroying their world. With everybody and his uncle trying to get their hands on it, Smith and Edgerton have to work together amid explosions and witty one-liners and figure out how to save the world.

Intrigued? Peep the trailer below.

Along with the usual press show of posters and trailers, Netflix also released a tongue-in-cheek promo on their Twitter account, featuring Will Smith calling on fellow Will (or William, or Wilhelmina, or Guillermo) Smiths to DM Netflix and offer to help him on the busy press tour he’ll be on for the movie. No word yet as to what the other Smiths will be doing, but if you can’t be lucky enough to be born the Will Smith, it won’t be too bad to step in his shoes for a little while.

Netflix has also partnered up with Atlantic Records to release Bright’s soundtrack, which features some of the biggest names in music right now - an array of collaborations that bode well for our earworms.

The album was produced by Bright’s director Ayer and Atlantic Records’ Kevin Weaver, and features tracks from Bastille, Snoop Dogg, Future, Logic, Ty Dolla Sign, Alt-J, Steve Aoki, and even Neil Young. The impressive variety of names onboard virtually promises a hit on the charts as well, proving that the future certainly looks bright with Netflix leading the way.

Bright Album Poster

Bright premiers on Netflix on December 22, 2017. It is rated MA 15+.

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