Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco’s Netflix horror action-comedy flick, Day Shift is completely ballistic. The vampire hunting narrative has become another mark of success on the streaming platform’s exemplary scorecard. The duo is a perfect match when it comes to their comedic timing and the action, along with their on-screen repartee makes this J. J. Perry directorial debut a summer must-watch.
Day Shift features an ensemble cast with Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Karla Souza, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Oliver Masucci, Meagan Good, C. S. Lee, Eric Lange, Scott Adkins, and Zion Broadnax.
Day Shift — Synopsis & Why You Should Watch It
The narrative of Day Shift follows the San Fernando Valley pool cleaning crew worker, Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) who also doubles as a member of the International Union of Vampire Hunters, going through a final few kills just to rack up enough money to provide his whipsmart daughter a better life. But things turn chaotic when he is forced to pair up with Dave Franco‘s amateur character, Seth.
The two actors have never appeared in a film together but that hardly becomes a roadblock in their path to hitting that perfect tenor of a pendulum-like to-and-fro. The comedic chemistry is so rightfully present throughout the script that it fails to come off as anything but impressive. The subtle overtone of Jamie Foxx’s combination of a Van Helsing badass and a loving blue-collar dad is yet another reason why Day Shift becomes a romp to watch.
Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco Talk Day Shift Sequel
Jamie Foxx is quite proud of his latest Netflix romp and hardly hides it. When he was presented with the script by debutant, J. J. Perry, he was told it would be “John Wick with vampires, essentially” and if that is not a good enough reason to jump on board, then what is? Moreover, Foxx is so impressed with Franco’s “artistic fruits of labor be celebrated” that he is incredibly keen to see it recreated again on-screen.
While talking about the possibility of a Day Shift sequel, Jamie Foxx says,
“We got some great ideas. It’s not always normal for Netflix to do part twos, but we feel like, with this one, we got a great chance on how everybody’s responding to it already… And it’s fun, you know what I’m saying, so I think we’ll definitely try to make it happen and I think if they do, it’ll be even better.”
Dave Franco added to Foxx saying, “We’ve got a good title, we got Night Shift followed by Graveyard Shift. Trilogy, baby!”
Day Shift is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant