Suicide Squad's David Ayer to direct Will Smith in upcoming supernatural thriller Bright
After recently working together on Warner Bros. upcoming DC film Suicide Squad, director David Ayer has signed on to team up with actor Will Smith again for fantastical cop thriller Bright. Looks like the pair are taking the phrase 'squad goals' pretty seriously after all!
The Gift's Joel Edgerton is also in talks to star, while Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle) has penned the latest screenplay. While not much is known about the script so far, the plot will reportedly follow the career of a policeman with magical elements such as Orc-like creatures and fairies added into the story for good measure.
Landis took to Twitter last month to share glowing remarks about Ayer's recent rewrite of his original speculative screenplay, saying: "Ayer translating a whole script of mine into Ayer-sian is a huge bizarre honor". He went on to admit that afterward, looking back at it was "like reading the same script from an alternate dimension."
Source: International Business Times