Despite scathing reviews, Netflix greenlights Bright sequel

Netflix announced the sequel with a mock audition tape from various orcs hoping to land a role in the follow-up. Related News
Jaden Smith wants to work in Bollywood movies; Twitterati give him a teaserBright review: This Will Smith film is let down by clumsy executionThis is going on my fridge: David Ayer on Bright bad reviewDespite bad reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to Bright, with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return. Bright has garnered just a 28 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix doesn’t release viewing numbers, but it said Bright has been its most viewed movie in all of Netflix’s 190-plus countries. Yet viewer data suggests Bright is a hit or, at least, a Netflix version of one. The film stars Smith as a police officer in an alternate version of Los Angeles where orcs, fairies and magic co-exist. Bright is Netflix’s first big-budget, tentpole-style release, with estimates that it cost at least $90 million to produce. Nielsen reported that 11 million watched Bright in the United States in the first three days release. Co-star Joel Edgerton is also set to return. But it will be doing so with one of the worst reviewed films of the year. And Nielsen’s tabulation is based on TV-connected Netflix viewing, and doesn’t include those watching on their phones or computers. It called Bright its highest viewed original film ever in its first week of release. If that many moviegoers had paid tickets for Bright, it would have earned close to $100 million over its first weekend, if going by the average movie ticket price. Ayer (Suicide Squad,Fury) will write the sequel. 2018-01-04T11:18:34+00:00″>
Published: January 4, 2018 11:18 am

Netflix has announced Bright’s sequel starring Will Smith. The streaming service announced the plans on Wednesday, just two weeks after the fantasy police drama debuted. One person not coming back is screenwriter Max Landis, whose original script sparked a bidding war. With a sequel, Netflix hopes to turn Bright into its first film franchise, the kind Hollywood studios rely on. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App