Back in January, we learned that Netflix was moving full-steam ahead on a sequel to Bright, the ill-advised, David Ayer-directed fantasy-crime epic which hit the streaming service at the end of last year. All the major players were expected to return for the sequel, save one: screenwriter Max Landis.
According to a new report over at THR, that's still the case, but now we know who's steering the ship:
"Netflix’s sequel to Bright, the digital streamer’s Will Smith-starring action fantasy, is moving ahead with a new writer.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, who worked on Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast as well as the Snow White-centric fantasy The Huntsman: Winter's War, has been tapped to pen the script for the follow-up, which will once again be directed by David Ayer."
That's right: Beauty and the Beast co-writer Evan Spiliotopoulos (he shares a "Screenplay By" credit with Stephen Chbosky) will write the Bright 2 screenplay, which will likely find our heroes...uh...hey, does anyone remember what happened at the end of Bright? Something about a wand, right?
OK, so we're not in a position to speculate on where Bright 2 may take us. But we're reasonably confident it will involve fleshing out the gritty, grimy "Cops-'n-Orcs" fantasy world established in the first film, that stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton will return, and that its arrival will be accompanied by no small amount of clowning.
Stay tuned for more on Bright 2 as further updates roll in.