Bright, a fantasy-infused cop drama starring Will Smith that has a poor 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, was one of Netflix’s first huge swings. While the picture wasn’t particularly good, it demonstrated that the streaming service can compete when it comes to attracting big names for films intended for home viewing.
Now, four years later, Smith is working on another Netflix film project – this one, however, could be a hit. The Men in Black star will star in the film Fast & Loose, directed by David Leitch, who also directed Hobbs and Shaw, Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde.
Smith plays a man with amnesia who learns that he had been leading two lives prior to this catastrophe, one as an undercover CIA agent and the other as a ‘criminal lord.’
It’s unknown when the film will be released, but we don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.
According to Deadline, Netflix won a bidding war for the picture from STXfilms that began in February, and has secured worldwide rights for Fast & Loose.
Bullet Train, Leitch’s next film, is an assassin-based action film set in Japan starring Brad Pitt.The filmmaker was also involved in the first John Wick film.
Meanwhile, Smith’s next film, King Richard, is a possible Oscar contender on the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. That one will be available on HBO Max on the same day it is released in theatres.
Check out Netflix’s announcement below:
The next movie from David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) is coming to Netflix:
FAST & LOOSE stars Will Smith as a man who wakes up with no memories to find he’s been living a double life; one as a crime kingpin, and another as an undercover CIA agent.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) July 27, 2021
Netflix continues to invest on blockbuster films, according to an analysis.
We wouldn’t be astonished if the great majority of important directors you can think of created a Netflix film in the next decade.
Netflix is releasing films from Top Gun Maverick filmmaker Joseph Kosinski (Escape From Spiderhead), The Assassinations of Jesse James director Andrew Dominik (Blonde), and The Big Short director Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio) this year.
Netflix, on the other hand, is increasingly venturing into blockbuster territory and distributing films that you’re more accustomed to watching on the big screen.
In November, Red Notice will be released.
According to Variety, it’s an action film starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds that cost at least $160 million to make.
The Gray Man, a spy drama starring Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, and Jessica Henwick from Avengers: Endgame filmmakers the Russo brothers, is expected to top that.
According to one report, the production was on par with a James Bond film in terms of grandeur.
So, making headline-grabbing movies with huge performers is a large part of what Netflix does with your monthly money.