David Ayer might still be licking his wounds from the critical reception of Suicide Squad, but alongside his regular star Will Smith, the pair have rebounded to produce a film outside the box. The Academy Awards on Sunday night paved the way for the Netflix production to premiere a 30-second teaser trailer for their new movie Bright. A thriller that will co-star Australian Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi and Ike Barinholtz.
The science fiction blockbuster just finished shooting the picture earlier in the month on February 4, 2017. Ending a sequence that began back in the fall of 2016. Despite the short amount of running time, the trailer illustrates a edgy action installment that will aim to give some credibility back for both Ayer and Smith.
Will Still Has Fun On Set of Sci-Fi Extravaganza
Standing next to a very ugly version of Edgerton complete with his ghoulish makeup on the set of Bright, the acting pair cut two very contrasting figures on the set in Los Angeles last year. Both men stood with medals around their neck for an LAPD ceremony, intimating the duo will be in line for some recognition in the feature.
The Aussie will be playing Nick Jakoby, the first ever Orc cop in the science fiction fantasy flick. Outside of some shots taken off set and the 30-second short, very little is known about the Ayer movie as the synopsis indicates a dystopian world that is fairly divorced from reality.
"A human detective (Will Smith) and a hulking Orc (Joel Edgerton) spring into action as evil forces scrape to seize control of an all-powerful wand."
Ayer Responds To Suicide Squad Oscar Win
Taking out the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday evening for Suicide Squad, the director took to social media to celebrate the work of his team behind-the-scenes. Despite a critically poor 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the picture beat two other contenders including Star Trek Beyond to take out the golden prize.
Congratulations to my amazing and talented make-up and hair team on Suicide Squad! #Oscars
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) February 27, 2017
The filmmaker took the highly unusual step earlier in the year to pen an apology of sorts about the DC spinoff, a tactic that didn't quite resonate with fans who wondered where this insight and self reflection was during the actual making of the thing.
"If you set out to make a mass appeal movie, it’s easy to end up with vanilla," remarked Ayer in the open letter. "But I went for it. And I know Squad has its flaws, Hell, the World knows it. Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat and tears ripped to shreds. The hate game is strong out there."