Comic-Con 2017 | Magical Racism and Gritty Cop Drama Combine in the New ‘Bright’ Trailer

One of the most promising sci-fi/fantasy films of the year isn’t going to theaters. It’s coming to Netflix.

Bright stars Will Smith as a cop whose new partner is the first orc police officer, played by Joel Edgerton. They live in a modern day world in which magic is real, monsters are everyday nuisances, and a magic wand is the most prized object imaginable. So naturally, when they find one, all hell breaks loose. Can our two mismatched partners overcome the systemic racism of this magical universe to join forces and save the day?

The full trailer for Bright premiered today at Comic-Con 2017, at a panel with Smith, Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and director David Ayer (Suicide SquadEnd of Watch) in attendance. The screenplay was written by Max Landis (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), and the trailer is right here, right now.

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And frankly, it looks pretty neat. Time will tell whether the movie is any good, but the trailer is encouraging. Max Landis’s trademark snark makes sense in this bizarre environment, and David Ayer seems to have toned his style way down after the in-your-face Suicide Squad, and seems to be committed to tell just another cop movie that happens to take place in a world with fantasy elements.

Bright will debut on Netflix on December 22, 2017. Until then, tide yourself over with this trailer and some glossy new stills from the production!

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