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Netflix Confirms BRIGHT Sequel!!

Netflix Confirms BRIGHT Sequel!!

Despite receiving mostly negative critical reviews, Netflix today announced it had green-lit a Bright sequel. The first movie, released late last year on December 22, 2017, starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, was not well-received by critics. However, as Netflix points out, it became the most-popular Netflix original offering in the platform’s history.

As per the official statement, “Bright is the highest viewed Netflix film ever on the service in its first week of release and one of the biggest originals (including sequels/additional seasons) Netflix has ever launched.” Netflix also said that “Bright is the #1 movie on Netflix in every country (190+ countries) since its release with more people viewing the film internationally than domestically.”

The theme of the film is a dystopian alternative reality, in which “two cops from very difference backgrounds . . . embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.”

The two cops are of course Smith’s Ward, a human, and Edgerton’s Jakoby, an orc. The movie and the Bright sequel will be directed by Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer, and produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless. Check out in this link Netflix’s official announcement of the Bright sequel and also take a look below at the embedded video announcement.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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