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Modern fantasy film Bright starring Will Smith adds two new cast members

10.31.2016

I've been looking forward to BRIGHT for a while now. If you haven't heard of it, it's David Ayer's next film starring Will Smith, and it's been described as LORD OF THE RINGS meets END OF WATCH.

The film is set in a modern world where Orc, magic, and Elves exist, and Smith plays a top human cop who's assigned to partner up with the first Orc police officer on the force (Joel Edgerton). Things get hairy, though, when they have to protect a young Elf with a powerful magic wand from criminals, corrupt cops, and all manner of magical creatures across the city.

Anyway, the film has gained two more cast members: Dawn Olivieri (THE LAST WITCHHUNTER) as Smith's wife, and Kenneth Choi (WOLF OF WALL STREET) in an undisclosed role.

Now, I had my problems with SUICIDE SQUAD (I know it has its fans), but I've liked Ayer's films in the past, so I'm curious to see how he handles the mixture of gritty cop drama and high fantasy. And even though it's being written by Max Landis, I feel that the premise is enough for me to look past that. Either way, the idea of a modern fantasy film - especially one that doesn't deal with any sort of "masquerade" or alternate world parallel to our own - is a surprisingly original idea for a Hollywood film, and sounds f*cking awesome (even THE LAST WITCHUNTER had magic be a secret). I personally can't wait. Maybe they'll make a SHADOWRUN movie next?

BRIGHT will magically appear sometime next year.

Extra Tidbit: This isn't the first time modern fantasy and police procedural were merged together. That would belong to Rondal D. Moore's (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) failed NBC pilot 17th Precinct.
Source: Variety

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9:31AM on 11/01/2016
So it's 'I Robot' with Orcs and Elves - got it.
So it's 'I Robot' with Orcs and Elves - got it.
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4:07AM on 11/01/2016
Shadowrun meets Alien Nation, directed by David Ayer? Yeah, I'll watch that.
Shadowrun meets Alien Nation, directed by David Ayer? Yeah, I'll watch that.
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8:10PM on 10/31/2016
End of Watch, and Fury are easily two of the best films I have seen and enjoyed Suicide Squad a lot too; even though I'm hoping the director's cut does the same with what the director's cut for Dawn of Justice did for its theatrical version. But for me, this all depends on the tone (hoping for more of a serious tone like End of Watch) and if Will Smith's ego doesn't get in the way.
End of Watch, and Fury are easily two of the best films I have seen and enjoyed Suicide Squad a lot too; even though I'm hoping the director's cut does the same with what the director's cut for Dawn of Justice did for its theatrical version. But for me, this all depends on the tone (hoping for more of a serious tone like End of Watch) and if Will Smith's ego doesn't get in the way.
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6:48PM on 10/31/2016
I really, really didn't like Suicide Squad but I liked Fury a lot and I think End of Watch is ridiculously underrated, one of the absolute best cop movies I've ever seen. So I want to be excited for this, but the premise seems like it could be really hit or miss. If the people who wrote End of Watch or Brooklyn's Finest wrote this then I'd be very intrigued, but literally everything that Max Landis has written post-Chronicle has majorly sucked (American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, Me Him Her)
I really, really didn't like Suicide Squad but I liked Fury a lot and I think End of Watch is ridiculously underrated, one of the absolute best cop movies I've ever seen. So I want to be excited for this, but the premise seems like it could be really hit or miss. If the people who wrote End of Watch or Brooklyn's Finest wrote this then I'd be very intrigued, but literally everything that Max Landis has written post-Chronicle has majorly sucked (American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, Me Him Her) so my expectations for this are pretty low.
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6:25PM on 10/31/2016
Since Max Landis is writing this, It will probably suck.
Since Max Landis is writing this, It will probably suck.
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6:40PM on 10/31/2016
Yes, that is probably true.
Yes, that is probably true.
9:15PM on 10/31/2016
Ha! I never noticed that. It won't be Max Landis' fault it will be everyone else who made it mis-fire if it does. It's NEVER Max's fault. Remember that.
Ha! I never noticed that. It won't be Max Landis' fault it will be everyone else who made it mis-fire if it does. It's NEVER Max's fault. Remember that.
9:56AM on 11/01/2016
Phhoenixman, that's true man. I forgot about it. I think I heard once that Max Landis got busted for drug possession but it wasn't his fault, it was the drug dealers. And also society's. Just like the time he punched that little kid in the face and stole his candy. I mean the kid might have been five, but he was asking for it.
Phhoenixman, that's true man. I forgot about it. I think I heard once that Max Landis got busted for drug possession but it wasn't his fault, it was the drug dealers. And also society's. Just like the time he punched that little kid in the face and stole his candy. I mean the kid might have been five, but he was asking for it.
6:07PM on 10/31/2016
Dunno why but that description does absolutely nothing for me and I have zero interest in this. Don't know why but it just sounds "meh".
Dunno why but that description does absolutely nothing for me and I have zero interest in this. Don't know why but it just sounds "meh".
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