Suicide Squad alums David Ayer and Will Smith are re-teaming for the upcoming Netflix film, Bright; a police drama set in a world populated by fantasy creatures like orcs, elves and fairies. The first teaser trailer dropped last week, and Entertainment Weekly has the first still images as well as some story and character details courtesy of Smith and co-star Joel Edgerton.
Smith commented on the film as a whole, saying:
“I love how bizarre it is. I’ve been saying it’s Training Day — a gritty LA cop drama, the darkness and handheld grittiness — meets Lord of the Rings. There’s orcs and fairies and elves, mean-ass elves.”
“I am the first orc, under a diversity program, to be allowed into the police force. His fellow officers do not welcome him with open arms. “I’m under investigation already for an incident that involved an orc who should have been apprehended but managed to escape. The feeling is that I looked after my own kind first and neglected to do my job as a result.”
“He’s like the Jackie Robinson of orcs. He has to make it go right, or other orcs won’t have a shot. So he’s taking on the social responsibility of being a good cop, with the weight of his people on his shoulders.”
“I’m getting ridiculed by other members of the police force. In their interpretation, I’m giving him a fair shot, and I should really just be trying to get him off of the force.”