Hmm…How best to describe David Ayer’s Bright…Well, in the words of the filmmaker himself, this is “really the story of a friendship.” As co-star Noomi Rapace describes it, “It’s L.A. Right now. It just happens to be orcs and elves.” If you’re confused by that, you’re not alone. But this new featurette does its damnedest to lay it out for you: This is a story about racial tensions (but with orcs and elves), a classic buddy cop flick (but with orcs and elves), and a police thriller (you know, with orcs and elves).

In the upcoming Netflix Original (oh, indeed), Will Smith plays a mustachioed police officer who teams up with an orc, played by Joel Edgerton hidden somewhere under all that blue makeup. Their mission is to keep a magic wand (yes, really) from falling into the wrong hands. Also, Noomi Rapace plays an evil fairy.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which was written by Max Landis:

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.

Bright also stars Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry, and hits Netflix on December 22.

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