New Photos From BRIGHT, Which Will Smith Says Features "The Jackie Robinson of Orcs"
By now, I'm sure you've seen the first trailer for Bright, David Ayer's new film starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as inter-species partners at the L.A.P.D. Netflix has apparently decided to handle its marketing campaign as if the events of the movie are actually happening in real life; they sent over a press release titled "The First Ever Orc Joins The South Central Police Force" and included a few new images from the movie as well. Here's the press release in full:
Today, the South Central Los Angeles Police Force announced that Nicolas Jakoby, the first ever Orc Police Officer, joined the department solidifying their commitment to diversity and their acceptance of all communities and races. Jakoby will be partnering with the esteemed Human Officer Scott Ward and providing much needed insight into the Orc community in the Los Angeles area.
"Orcs have been a part of our society for over a millennia and we welcome all who are ready and willing to serve on the force. Jakoby will be an excellent partner to Ward," said Captain Perez.
Edgerton is the one under all the orc makeup as Jakoby, while Smith is playing Officer Ward. The two actors spoke a bit about the film to EW:
“I love how bizarre it is,” Smith said. “I’ve been saying it’s Training Day — a gritty LA cop drama, the darkness and handheld grittiness — meets Lord of the Rings. There’s orcs and fairies and elves, mean-ass elves.”
“I am the first orc, under a diversity program, to be allowed into the police force,” Edgerton explains. His fellow officers do not welcome him with open arms. “I’m under investigation already for an incident that involved an orc who should have been apprehended but managed to escape. The feeling is that I looked after my own kind first and neglected to do my job as a result.”
“He’s like the Jackie Robinson of orcs,” Smith says. “He has to make it go right, or other orcs won’t have a shot. So he’s taking on the social responsibility of being a good cop, with the weight of his people on his shoulders.”
There are a few more quotes at EW, so I encourage you to head over there if you're interested in hearing about every last detail.
Bright hits Netflix this December. Are you intrigued?