Netflix’s Bright sequel is still happening (we’d forgotten about that whole thing too), and it has already found itself a writer. According to THR, Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the script for the David Ayer-directed follow-up film.
Spiliotopoulos has a wealth of variety under his belt, after writing the likes of Beauty And The Beast (2017), Hercules (2014), Legion (1998), The Huntsman: Winter’s War, The Nutty Professor, and a handful of animated Disney sequels.
The new writer’s inclusion obviously means Max Landis, who wrote the first film’s script, won’t be returning. According to sources, Landis and Ayer disagreed a lot creatively through the making of Bright, which has led to the former not wanting to work on the sequel.
Bright was generally panned by viewers and critics alike, but tracking firm Nielsen reported that it was still streamed by more than 11 million Netflix users in the first three days of its release, and that number was only based on those who had watch it on a TV as opposed to a computer or mobile device. Impressive, especially for what many people quickly dubbed “the worst film of 2017”.
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