Geekery: ‘Bright’ Gets a Real Trailer & It Looks Good

“Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along.”

The Netflix original movie is directed by David Ayer with a screen play is by Max Landis, and a $90 million budget. Given all that, it should feel like a Hollywood blockbuster not a SyFy original.

Bright is set in a world where fantasy creatures, like orcs and fairies, live side by side with humans. Scott Ward (Will Smith) is partnered up with orc Nicolas Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) to find a relic everyone is prepared to kill for. The pair also have to tackle their own differences in order to get the job done. Take a look…

It has a lot of elements I like, and the story is interesting – something a little different that reminds me a bit of less technologically advanced Shadowrun. I’m already a Netflix subscriber, so I’ll be setting the time aside to watch this one.

Cast also includes Edgar Ramírez, Ike BarinholtzNoomi Rapace, Kenneth Choi, and Dawn Olivieri

Bright hits Netflix on December 22

  • Commissar Molotov

    “OK, fellas – since there’s no new ideas in Hollywood, how about we just re-make ‘Alien Nation’ with those freaky World of Warcraft guys?”

    • Severius_Tolluck

      LOL good analogy. Although it kinda reminds me more of Shadowrun, maybe with a hint of Section 2, but with less comedy.

  • Sparowl

    So, Shadowrun, but without the cybernetic tech. Got it.

    • My exact thought. Although, as cool as the trailer is, adding cyber punk would have made it that much better

      • Sparowl

        So, while I don’t disagree, I think you and I are probably not the exact target audience.

        When writing sci-fi, you have to be careful how many “new” elements you include in a story – i.e. in a modern settings, adding magic and magical races are already two new elements. Adding cybernetics, big corporate sociopoltic things, etc. might be too much at one time.

        In other words, it can’t get too weird too quick for the average audience.

        Which we, by benefit of knowing and enjoying cyberpunk, probably fit outside of “average” when it comes to sci-fi movies/tv.

        • Don’t get me wrong. I’m going to watch this and probably love it. I’d just like to see a Shadowrun movie (other than that horrible promo video from the 90s)

  • Xodis

    Yeah, this is what happens when you cant get the Shadowrun license lol. Still looks good though so Ill watch it.

  • TDog

    Yep… definitely Shadowrun. Not surprised… Max Landis isn’t exactly a font of originality.

  • euansmith

    Do production companies not understand the difference between a “trailer” and a “synopsis”.