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The New Trailer for James Gunn’s ‘Brightburn’ Puts a Horror Twist on a Superman-Inspired Origin Story

Published on March 7th, 2019 | Updated on March 7th, 2019 | By FanFest

The newest trailer for the James Gunn produced Brightburn offers our best look yet at the Superman-type origin story gone bad.

Brightburn tells the story of an alien child sent to earth and raised by a rural, loving family. As the child grows, he begins to learn he has special powers which he can’t control. Things take a turn, however, when the child begins using those powers to do evil and horrible things.

From director David Yarovesky, Brightburn stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner.  The film looks pretty incredible. Check out the new trailer for Brightburn below.

The official synopsis for the film is below:

[row]”What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.”[/row]

The film was written by Mark and Brian Gunn. The film is produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang with Mark and Brian Gunn, Dan Clifton, Simon Hatt and Nic Crawley serving as executive producers.

Back in July of last year, Disney announced it severed ties with Gunn after a series of offensive tweets were uncovered from his past social media history. Best known for his films Slither and The Guardians of the Galaxy, this is Gunn’s first project since his firing from Disney and Marvel.

Brightburn hits theaters Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2019.

What do you think about the new trailer for the James Gunn-produced film Brightburn? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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