NETFLIX(LOS ANGELES) — Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes featurette about Bright, the genre-bending cop drama starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton
David Ayer, who directed End of Watch and wrote Training Day, calls the shots on the movie, which is basically End of Watch if it was written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The series has Smith playing an LAPD cop in a present in which fairies, orcs, and other mythological creatures are real. Edgerton plays Officer Jakoby, the first-ever orc on the police force.
Smith’s jaded Officer Ward and his unlikely partner have to trust each other with their lives — especially when a case has them stumble upon a “massively powerful artifact” — a real-life magic wand. “It’s sort of like a nuclear weapon,” Smith says.
Just like its storybook counterpart, the wand grants any wish — so a group of corrupt cops plots to steal it, trying to get Ward to go along with the murder of his partner in order to do so.
Instead, Ward and Jakoby bail with the wand, setting off a chase for the item that could literally change the world.
“It’s wildly unique,” Smith enthuses of the project, which hits Netflix on December 22.
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