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Netflix Is Working On A Sequel To Will Smith Movie Bright

Netflix Is Working On A Sequel To Will Smith Movie Bright

Netflix is working on a sequel to Will Smith flick Bright and is hoping to snare The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier, according to a new report.

The follow up to the 2017 film will see Smith reprise his role alongside Joel Edgerton as crime fighting partners, Deadline reports.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Bright was directed by David Ayer, however, the report claims that Ayer is currently too busy working Dirty Dozen and a number of other projects, meaning he won't be around for the sequel. Although, Ayer did pen the script with Evan Spiliotopoulos and he will still be a producer.

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The report goes on to claim that Netflix is in negotiations with Leterrier to direct the new movie.

Unnamed sources told Deadline the new movie will 'pick up the travails of the odd partnership but sets it on an international stage'.

The film is set in an alternative version of Los Angeles in which mythical fantasy creatures - such as orcs - live alongside humans.

In the society, elves are the highest-ranking race while orcs are suppressed - Edgerton plays LAPD's first orc officer, who works alongside Smith.

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Netflix has been planning a sequel for Bright shortly after the first movie was released and scooped record-breaking figures - it's estimated the film was watched 60 million times in its first week of release.

The streaming giant confirmed a second movie was in the works all the way back in January 2018, when they shared a clip of actors auditioning to play orcs, writing alongside it: "ANNOUNCEMENT: Orc auditions for the Bright sequel are now closed. Thank you. Have a nice day." Underneath this post the company added: "Confirmed."

Earlier this year, Ayer revealed the movie was still planned.

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Speaking to comicbook.com Ayer said: "Still in development. We're working on it so hopefully we'll be able to mount that up soon."

"It's a great opportunity for all of us to explore the world more. I think people felt like there was a lot of doorways to explore. People were like, 'Tell us about the dragon. Tell us about this, the history'. So it's a very rich world and I think we're going to drill down some more."

Bright is available to stream on Netflix right now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]