Netflix is about to launch its biggest film to date: Bright. Directed by Suicide Squad’s David Ayer and starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, this fantasy adventure is set in a modern-looking world where humans live alongside creatures such as Orcs and Elves live alongside humans.
Will Smith plays a human cop, in the film, while Joel Edgerton plays his orc counterpart. While they’re on the job, they come across an amazing find: a magic wand that grants wishes, a sort of nuclear bomb of this fantasy world. Needless to say, there’s a lot of people who will do anything to get their hands on it.
While the film itself looks like action-packed, blockbuster material, it’s a clear indication that Netflix is setting its sights high in Hollywood. While the streaming service has made a name for itself with shows such as House of Cards and Stranger Things, it has begun wading into the movie market with films like Beasts of No Nation, where it faces competition from theater chains.
Bright begins streaming on December 22nd.