Not long before all hell broke loose and he was fired by Disney/Marvel, James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy) had been hyping up a new horror project he was producing, which was shrouded in secrecy. We later learned that the film was titled BrightBurn, directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive). Today, IGN debuts the brand new trailer.
Elizabeth Banks stars in BrightBurn, which looks to be a super-villain origin story that takes the core concept of Superman and flips it. In the film, a young boy not of this world is taken in by human parents who believe him to be special. But not all who wear capes are heroes. The second trailer dishes more plot details, along with more super-villain carnage.
BrightBurn looks like a new twist on both superhero movies and “creepy kid” horror movies, cleverly blending the two genres together. You can check out the new trailer below.
James Gunn had announced last year, “About a year ago my brother Brian, my cousin Mark, director David Yarovesky, producer Simon Hatt and I started coming up with an idea for a horror film that excited me in a way nothing outside of Guardians has in years – it was personal, and different, and perfectly suited for our times. And, yes, terrifying.”
Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn wrote the script.
BrightBurn is set to arrive in theaters on May 24, 2019.