Following up on the recent news that an Extraction sequel is in the works, Netflix is also getting serious about making a follow up to one of their other biggest hits. David Ayer’s Bright premiered on Netflix in December of 2017 and, at the time, it had the highest number of views for any Netflix Original (an estimated 11 million views in the first 3 days alone). A sequel was put into development pretty quickly but with director David Ayer taking on a handful of other projects, they have been forced to hand over the reins another filmmaker. We are hearing that filmmaker will be the man who brought us Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans and The Incredible Hulk (among others). Hit the jump for more info.
According to Deadline, Louis Leterrier is currently in negotiations with Netflix to direct Bright 2. The original starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of LAPD officers in a contemporary urban setting where magic is real (Edgerton plays an orc). Both actors are expected to return for the sequel, which is said to expand the film’s universe to an international level.
The script for the sequel is written by David Ayer and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) with T.S. Nowlin (Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Maze Runner) providing a rewrite. Ayer is expected to remain involved as a producer but he is currently occupied with a remake of The Dirty Dozen that is set up at Warner Brothers. Leterrier has plenty of experience directing effects-driven action movies but most recently he directed all episodes of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV series for Netflix. Are you looking forward to Bright 2?