Will Smith's new Netflix movie hits Comic-Con

2017-07-21 15:16

San Diego — Imagine 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 first full trailer on Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.

The film reunites Smith with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer and takes audiences to a gritty Los Angeles setting where two police officers, one human (Smith) and one orc (Joel Edgerton) have to contend with some mythical, evil forces plaguing the city. Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez also star.

It was the Hall H debut for the streaming service, which brought out Smith, Edgerton, Ayer and the film's other stars to charm the 6 500 super fans in attendance and get them excited about the $90m movie, which makes its Netflix debut on 22 December.

Ayer said Bright is not some "standard issue PG-13 movie."

"I was able to do some real (expletive)," Ayer said. "I was able to tell a real story. I was able to do my thing."

He praised Netflix for its support.

Smith said the film has the hard "rated-R grind of Training Day" mashed up with Lord of the Rings.

His character is stuck with the force's first orc cop, which Smith said gave him a rare character opportunity: To be racist.

"You never get to be racist when you're black," Smith said. "You're like, 'Look man, I don't want no orcs in my car.'"

Smith is just the latest A-list movie star to try his luck doing a big film with Netflix and has made waves in Hollywood with his support of the service.

Watch the trailer here:


"There is a difference between seeing a movie in a theatre and seeing it on Netflix," Smith conceded, but added that he is "really excited" to see "whatever this new wave of entertainment is going to be."

Netflix also trotted out the director and cast of its upcoming film horror pic Death Note, which some Comic-Con attendees got to see in full on Thursday night before its 25 August Netflix launch.

Based on the manga series of the same name Death Note follows a high school student (Nat Wolff) who discovers a supernatural notebook that grants him the power to decide who dies and how. All he has to do is write a name and a method in the notebook and the Willem Dafoe-voiced demon Ryuk carries out the grim task.

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