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"Now You See Me" director set to helm Will Smith's "Bright" sequel

Writer: Florey DM

"Bright" was Netflix's first venture into big-budget filmmaking.
"Bright" was Netflix's first venture into big-budget filmmaking.

7 May – Talks of a sequel to the Will Smith-starring "Bright" have been around since early 2018 but nothing much has materialised since.

Most recently, Deadline revealed that there's a new director in discussion to helm the second instalment.

The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed that Louis Leterrier will be taking over as director, replacing David Ayer who directed the 2017 movie and was originally attached to helm the sequel as well.

The French director, who is known for directing movies such as "Now You See Me", "Clash of the Titans" and "The Incredible Hulk", last year helmed the critically acclaimed Netflix series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance".

This doesn't mean that Ayer is completely off the sequel as he will still be producing it, aside from also working on other Netflix projects and a remake of "The Dirty Dozen" for Warner Bros.

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are both reprising their roles as LAPD officer Daryl Ward and orc police officer Nick Jakoby, respectively.

No word yet on when filming will start since the current pandemic has put all productions on hold until further notice. Previously, filming for the sequel, which was scheduled for early last year, had to be delayed due to Smith's busy schedule.

Cinema Online, 07 May 2020

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