Here’s a little more background on Bright, the upcoming LA cop/fantasy mash-up by director David Ayer and writer Max Landis, heading our way via Netflix this December. This new bit of business clarifies both the MacGuffin – our mismatched cops are on the trail of a magic wand, described as the equivalent of a nuclear weapon – and orc cop Jakoby’s (Joel Edgerton) place in the world. He’s the first orc on the force, and really wants to both make a new impression and, presumably, be a good example for his people. Which really, really, reminds us of Alien Nation:
Meanwhile, Will Smith is Will Smith.
Bright hits Netflix on December 22, 2017. Alien Nation, however, you can pick up right now.