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Ayer leaves as Leterrier takes over directing Netflix’s Bright sequel

May 5th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Looks like director David Ayer is no longer directing the sequel to Netflix’s moderately enjoyable fantasy cop drama Bright.

Netflix are in negotiations with The Incredible Hulk and Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier  to direct Bright 2.

Ayer is leaving the production – starring a returning Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a cop and his partner, and orc – to focus on a new version of The Dirty Dozen at Warner Brothers along with other Netflix projects, so he hasn’t fallen out with them.

“Sources said that the Bright sequel picks up the travails of the odd partnership, but sets it on an international stage. Bought by Netflix after a ferocious spec package auction, the film got so-so reviews, but it was important in that it got the streamer in business with Smith, and now big movie stars routinely top line Netflix film and TV series.”

I quite enjoyed the first movie which has been rumoured for a sequel for some time now, with it first due to arrive in 2018, and would be keen to see where the franchise goes next.

Am I on my own? Let me know, gang…

Source: Bright 2

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….