Netflix seems to want to keep the audience’s hopes on the film franchise alive Bright while waiting for the sequel to the fantasy sci-fi film. The streaming giant has just released a trailer for an anime spin-off film titled Bright: Samurai Soul. The film is an animated adventure story set in the “same magical world” of the 2016 live-action film, and features MCU stars, Simu Liu as a voice actor.
The trailer, which is almost two minutes long, of course focuses more on many action scenes while reminding viewers of the universe Brightwhere humans and orcs coexist with other mythical creatures in a new social order.
As we know, the original film, which starred Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, was full of outspoken satire about social levels, directed by Suicide Squad director David Ayer.
Directed by Kyohei Ishiguro and written by Michiko Yokote, Bright: Samurai Soul will premiere on Netflix on October 12. Simu Liu voices Izou, a one-eyed samurai who goes on missions with an orc named Raiden (Fred Mancuso) and a fairy girl (Yuzu Harada) who possesses a magic wand that can reshape the future of the world. The film is “set in Japan at the end of the Shogunate and early in the Meiji period” and is said to use a new animation style that “unifies the characteristics of Japanese animation art with 3DCG technology.”
You can synopsis for Bright: Samurai Soul below this:
“In the time between the fall of the Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji era, a strong bright light emitted from the wand ended the long shogunate period to avoid further bloodshed as Japan began to shift into a new era. In the midst of these circumstances, a one-eyed wandering ronin named Izou, who has lost his reason to live, and Raiden, an orc who hates killing and hopes to leave life as a thief, separately meet a young elf girl named Sonya at about the same time. together. Together, they travel along the path of Tokaido to take him and the staff he holds safely to the fairy lands of the north. Standing in their way is the mysterious organization Inferni, whose aim is to obtain the scepter and revive the Dark Lord, who intends to rule the world. Inferni also influences the new Meiji government in his attempt to steal the wands from Izou, Raiden and Sonya. Traveling along the Tokaido road from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden begin their journey to protect the magic wand.”
For its own live-action sequel, Netflix is rumored to have hired Louis Leterrier to direct the project in 2020, replacing David Ayer who stepped down the previous year.