‘Bright 2’, a follow-up to David Ayer’s 2017 action movie ‘Bright,’ is once again being worked on by Netflix. A few months after the Will Smith-Chris Rock slapping incident at the 94th Academy Awards, according to rumours, Netflix reportedly cancelled the movie in April 2022. But according to a Bloomberg source, the cancellation had nothing to do with the contentious incident.
A number of new faces are working on the sequel to one of Netflix’s biggest hits, which attracted 60 million views in its first week of release. Ayer gets replaced as the movie’s director by Louis Leterrier. Max Landis, who wrote the original movie, has been replaced by T.S. Nowlin and Evan Spiliotopoulos, writers of “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Maze Runner.” The sequel’s producers are Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman, who also worked on the 2017 film’s production alongside David Ayer and Ted Sarandos.
The film’s shooting date has not yet been set, but Montre al, Quebec, will serve as the location. Contrarily, the 2017 movie was filmed in Los Angeles, California, where the story takes place. The sequel will continue the exploits of Nick Jakoby, the nation’s first orc police officer, and Daryl Ward, an experienced human LAPD officer. According to reports, the movie will also take place on a global scale.
Ayer was previously attached to the sequel, but due to other commitments, such as a modernised adaptation of “The Dirty Dozen” and a few other projects at Netflix, he was replaced. After helming films like “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” “Now You See Me,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Transporter 2,” etc., Leterrier joined the project. Recently, he oversaw the direction of three episodes of “Lupin,” “The Takedown,” and “Fast X.” The director is also working on the films “Dark Matter” and “Fast X: Part 2,” both of which star Jennifer Connelly.
In the follow-up, Will Smith will return as Daryl Ward. The fourth film in the “Bad Boys” series, “Bad Boys 4,” is now being produced by him. Peter Landesman’s ‘The Council,’ ‘Fast and Loose,’ and ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’ are three of Smith’s other future films. The actor’s most recent roles are Lance in “Spies in Disguise,” Lt. Mike Lowrey in “Bad Boys for Life,” Richard Williams in “King Richard,” Peter in “Emancipation,” etc.
In “Bright 2,” Joel Edgerton will reprise his role as Nick Jakoby. He just finished shooting the George Clooney-directed movie “The Boys in the Boat.” ‘Dark Matter’ will also include him as Jason Dessen. Recent roles for the actor include Ridgeway in “The Underground Railroad,” Harry Harris in “Thirteen Lives,” Owen Lars as “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Mark Frame as “The Stranger,” The Lord as “The Green Knight,” and Narvel Roth as “Master Gardener.” We may anticipate information on the remaining members of the film’s cast in the future months.