“As many new subscribers might have signed up for Netflix to watch Bright, and who might now stick around and become paying customers, more money would be made by putting its sequel into theaters either as part of a day-and-date release, or three works before releasing it on the streaming service,” writes Neil Turitz.
“The things that Ayer gets right in Bright are the tangible details of what it feels like to use magic in the world of the film, and there are some moments that are effective. But overall, it was impossible for me to fully give myself over as a viewer because I had a hard time understanding what the stakes and the rules were,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Being bombed by critics didn’t seem to matter for Netflix’s latest film, as Bright received the biggest opening weekend for the streaming service, with over 11 million views.
Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch), the Netflix movie could be a game-changer for the streaming service by being the only place to see Will Smith’s new movie.
A longer trailer showing more of Joel Edgerton as Smith’s orc partner Jakoby.
Netflix has released an all-new featurette for their upcoming film Bright.
Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez co-star alongside Lucy Fry, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Hernandez, Margaret Cho, Dawn Olivieri and Kenneth Choi.
The streaming service is aggressively wading into the A-list talent pool that used to be exclusive to the major studios.
Featuring 92 scripts, 101 writers, more than 70 production companies & studios, 46 different agencies & management companies, and more than 200 individual reps, this year’s list is one of the most diverse and exciting we’ve ever released.
Mr. Church actress Lucy Fry has been tapped for a key role in Netflix’s upcoming fantasy pic Bright directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.
In one of the biggest packages we’ve seen so far this year, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to star in the Max Landis spec Bright, with David Ayer on board to direct. Let the bidding begin…