New Bright Trailer Asks Why Orcs Always Have to Be the Bad Guys

Netflix has debuted the second full trailer for director David Ayer's fantasy cop drama Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

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Set in an alternate world in which humans, orcs, elves and fairies have co-existed since the beginning of time, the film follows human cop Ward (Smith) and his new partner Jakoby (Edgerton), the first orcish Los Angeles police officer, who head out on a routine night patrol, only to encounter forces that will alter the future.

Much like 1988's Alien Nation, Bright appears to use is genre-blending elements to explore prejudices and tensions about policing while delving into a larger mystery -- and dropping elements of more traditional buddy-cop humor. That mystery takes the form of a magic wand characterized as “a nuclear weapon that grants wishes.”

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With an estimated production budget of $100 million, Bright is believed to be the most expensive Netflix movie to date.

Premiering Dec. 22 on Netflix, Bright also stars Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

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