Will Smith’s “Bright” Is Where Dungeons & Dragons Meets Training Day

Netflix has been cranking out original content in the past couple of years. Countless exclusive series, new stand-up comedy specials, even revivals and exclusive seasons of already beloved TV shows are coming to Netflix. Now, they’re currently in the process of shelling out $90 million for a single film. You might be asking yourself… Why in the fuck would they do that? Weeeeeeeelll it might have something to do with the leading man – Mr. Will Smith.

David Ayer (Suicide Squad) is set to direct for Bright, a new fantasy action film, which looks like Training Day meets Dungeons & Dragons. In the trailer above, we see light blue-skinned elves, cops blockading city streets, Will Smith brandishing a rusty sword, and an orc (played by Joel Edgerton) checking down the sights of a pump-action shotgun in somebody’s face.

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Joel Edgerton as an orc… Fine by me.

Fine details about the film are not yet clear, but according to Engadget, Netflix is looking make Bright into a franchise. In a world where Game of Thrones is one of, if not the most popular show on television, Will Smith’s Bright could very well begin a new franchise of dark fantasy for the masses to obsess over. The D&D/fantasy nerd in me is truly hoping there’s some insanely deep lore behind the movie, and I hope the movie’s producers know that fans of the genre will be clamoring for it too.

What do you think of the first look at “Bright”? Does this spell gigantic flop or new fantasy cash cow? Let us know on Twitter and subscribe to the podcast!

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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