Deadline reports that Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier has been hired to take over directing duties from David Ayer on Netflix’s Bright 2. Ayer is reportedly busy with his modern remake of The Dirty Dozen.
Will Smith and Joel Edgerton will be reprising their roles.
Louis had recently worked with the streaming service for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the prequel series of the beloved Jim Henson film.
Despite a weak critical response the film boasting strong viewing numbers for Netflix, which would explain why the sequel is moving forward.
Bright is essentially a fantasy version of the classic sci-fi cop film Alien Nation, skewing more in the action-comedy genre. Louis’ work with The Dark Crystal would certainly allow him to explore another fantasy project.
BRIGHT – In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.