Magazine article Screen International

'Bright' Director David Ayer: Netflix Let You Be a Filmmaker

Magazine article Screen International

'Bright' Director David Ayer: Netflix Let You Be a Filmmaker

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Streaming giant stages first film panel at Comic-Con in support of Bright, Death Note.

Bright director David Ayer unsurprisingly enthused over the freedom Netflix grants directors during a lively and opinionated session on Thursday afternoon.

Tough guy actor Terry Crews hosted Netflix’s first Hall H session and introduced Ayer, who reunites on the upcoming supernatural crime thriller with his Suicide Squad star Will Smith. They were joined on stage by Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, Con debutants Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry, as well as producers Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless.

The session kicked off with a first-look at the new trailer, which sets the scene of a Los Angeles where humans live side-by-side with magical creatures. Smith’s LAPD officer teams up with an orc police officer played by Edgerton as they get involved in the hunt for a magic wand with devastating power. Max Landis wrote the screenplay.

“This isn’t some bullshit standard issue PG-13 studio move,” Ayer, whose directing credits include Fury and End Of Watch, said. …

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