Netflix offers new 'Death Note' and 'Bright' clips

Carla Harmon
July 21, 2017

Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) wrote the script for Bright, which was directed by David Ayers.

Jakoby is the LAPD's first Orc cop and, as you can imagine, Smith's character, Scott Ward, is not pleased to have him as his new partner. "The original screenplay [by Max Landis] is such a lovely snapshot of our world without hammering on it too much", Smith said.


Netflix had two surprises for fans this week, clips of "Death Note" and Will Smith's "Bright". "They really let me have my voice, and they gave us space to make something incredible", he said. While that scene is normally dominated by big studios like Disney and Warner Bros., the streaming service Netflix has its thrown its own geek-friendly trailer into the mix for its new original film Bright.

"Bright" also stars Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez and Margaret Cho. It opens with Smith beating a fairy thing with a broom, indicating that he has some prejudices against the fantasy folk that the humans share this world with, but his racism becomes a bit more overt when he realizes he's stuck with an orc parter (played by Joel Edgerton under what look like very uncomfortable prosthetics).


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 $90 million movie, which makes its Netflix debut on December 22.


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