We've been following the progress of David Ayer's Bright for some time, and now we're just weeks away from its arrival on Netflix. The film - a legitimately weird buddy cop/fantasy hybrid pairing Will Smith's grizzled cop with Joel Edgerton's grizzled orc - looks totally bizarre, and we're eager to find out whether or not this gamble pays off.
In the meantime, here's the film's final trailer:
Does the $90M Netflix spent on Bright represent the highest budget the streaming service has ever doled out for an original movie? We're not entirely sure, but it must be up there. To Bright's credit, it certainly looks expensive: the makeup effects (as goofy as they sometime appear when placed in-frame with, say, a standard-issue police uniform or the gritty streets of Los Angeles) mostly work, the digital VFX are mostly pleasing to the eye.
And yet: a buddy-cop thriller with orcs. Will wonders never cease.
Here's an official plot synopsis, in case this one's just hitting your radar:
"In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything."
Bright hits Netflix on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas. You hyped, curious, or none of the above? Sound off in the comments below.