Visionary Hollywood director David Ayer has been absent of late following the release of Suicide Squad, which while being considered a success at the box office, left many fans wanting.
But now Ayer appears to have ditched the reigns of Hollywood, teaming up with Netflix for an intriguing new standalone fantasy police procedural titled Bright.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in a contemporary Los Angeles where magical creatures exist, Bright follows the team up of human police officer Scott Ward (Will Smith) with Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), the first ever Orc admitted to the police force, as they embark on a mission to stop a brutal darkness that could consume both of their respective races.
Conceived by screenwriter Max Landis, Bright is a complete departure from anything Ayer has done before, and the director looks to have crafted a dark and gritty piece of cinema that completely twists the fantasy genre.
While there will undoubtedly be plenty of intense gunfights, be sure to look out for items such as magical swords and enchanted wands, along with a talented supporting cast which includes Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz.
Ayer has followed in the footsteps of many Hollywood heavyweights, completely stepping out of the studio system to make Bright. Netflix greenlit the project with a $90 million dollar budget, making it the most expensive piece of original content they’ve ever produced.
Bright will make its way onto the streaming service later this year.