A sequel to Netflix’s Bright (2016), the Will Smith-starring gritty-fantasy flick, is now heading into production with screenwriter Evan Stipiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) providing the script.
Director David Ayer (Suicide Squad) is set to return from the first film, however original creator and screenwriter Max Landis will not return. The two had a creative disagreement following changes Ayer made to the original Bright’s script, which led to Landis departing the project after being paid a reported $3 – $4 million for the rights.
Both Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, who starred as cop partners in the original, are expected to return. The Bright universe sees mystical creatures sharing an alternate-history modern world with humans, and follows the struggles of policing a city where magic wands can grant wishes to criminals.
The first film was a critical disappointment, scoring a dismal 26% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 29 Metascore on Metacritic. The flick connected with audiences, however, with over an estimated 11 million views in just three days on Netlix. Bright currently sits at an 85% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 6.4 user rating on IMDb.
Bright 2 is currently without a release date.
Source: Hollywood Reporter