Al Powers/ AP Will Smith reacts at the Netflix Films’ “Bright” panel on the first day of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in San Diego.
Thursday, July 20, 2017|6:38 p.m.
SAN DIEGO– Picture “End of Watch” but with orcs and fairies and magic. That’s the vibe of Will Smith’s big budget Netflix film “Bright,” which unveiled its very first complete trailer Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.
The movie reunites Smith with his “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer and takes audiences to a gritty Los Angeles setting where 2 police officers, one human (Smith) and one orc (Joel Edgerton) have to contend with some legendary, evil forces plaguing the city. Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez likewise star.
It was the Hall H launching for the streaming service, which brought out Smith, Edgerton, Ayer and the movie’s other stars to charm the 6,500 incredibly fans in presence and get them delighted about the $90 million movie, which makes its Netflix debut on Dec. 22.
Ayer stated “Intense” is not some “standard concern PG-13 motion picture.”
“I was able to do some real (curse),” Ayer said. “I had the ability to tell a genuine story. I was able to do my thing.”
He praised Netflix for its support.
Smith said the movie has the tough “rated-R grind of ‘Training Day'” mashed up with “Lord of the Rings.”
His character is stuck with the force’s very first orc police officer, which Smith said gave him a rare character opportunity: to be racist.
“You never ever get to be racist when you’re black,” Smith stated. “You’re like, ‘Look male, I do not want no orcs in my automobile.'”
Smith is simply the current A-list film star to try his luck doing a big movie with Netflix and has made waves in Hollywood with his support of the service.
“There is a distinction in between seeing a movie in a theater and seeing it on Netflix,” Smith yielded, however included that he is “really thrilled” to see “whatever this new wave of home entertainment is going to be.”
Netflix also trotted out the director and cast of its upcoming movie horror pic “Death Note,” which some Comic-Con guests will get to see in full Thursday night before its Aug. 25 Netflix launch.
Based on the manga series of the very same name “Death Keep in mind” follows a high school student (Nat Wolff) who finds a supernatural notebook that gives him the power to choose who passes away and how. All he has to do is compose a name and an approach in the note pad and the Willem Dafoe-voiced devil Ryuk carries out the grim job.
Netflix is simply one of a few studios previewing movies for audiences at the yearly fan convention. Previously on Thursday, Fox showed footage from “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and on Saturday the comic book giants DC and Marvel will go head-to-head with prolonged presentations.
Comic-Con runs through Sunday.