If you’ve ever watched Lord of the Rings, and if not, why not, explain yourself this instant, you’ll be well aware that in that far off and mystical land, humans, elves, orcs and dwarves all exist together in, well not perfect harmony exactly (that’d be the Disney version folks) but at least the same part of the world.
It’s intimated but never said outright that magic is slowly disappearing from the land, leading to our present reality where none of the other races of beings exist anymore (or at least, not where we can see them; cue a fantasy conspiracy theory).
In Netflix’s upcoming fantasy in the modern crime thriller, Bright, that particular sliver of the multiverse never came to pass and elves, orcs, fairies and humans “have been co-existing since the beginning of time.”
However, lest you think it’s some fantastical kumbayah moment from dawn to dusk, Netflix makes it clear the thriller, starring Will Smith as a cop named Ward (with a sword!) and Joel Edgerton as his orc-partner Jakoby, there’s a lot of dark stuff looming, according to C|NET:
“They ‘encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.’ Netflix’s page for the film refers to it as a “prophesied turf battle.'”
Just what we need in the lead-up to Christmas – death, mayhem and the end of the world as we know it. So festive business as usual then?
Bright premieres on Netflix in December this year.