About the film
Release Date: May 23, 2019
Director: David Yarovesky
Actors: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. DunnWHAT IF SUPERMAN WAS A BAD GUY?
Everyone knows the story. Alien child crashes to Earth; is raised by small-town American family; starts to manifest superpowers; grows up to be a hero. But what if that child wasn't a hero at all? What if that child was a monster?
That's the question asked by BRIGHTBURN, the new film produced by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's James Gunn. Subverting the Superman concept, story, and even visual iconography, BRIGHTBURN presents a deliciously horrific take on the superhero genre.
The film starts in Brightburn, Kansas, on the farm of thirty-something married couple Tori and Kyle Breyer, who have been trying for a while to fall pregnant. Cue the mammoth fiery meteorite/ space capsule (conveniently carrying a baby) that comes crashing down into the forest near their farm.
Starring Elizabeth Banks (THE HUNGER GAMES) and David Denman (THE OFFICE) as the boy's adoptive Earth parents, BRIGHTBURN is a horror movie for superhero lovers, offering a wildly alternate take on a legend.
Brightburn is a perfect genre blending, made even more terrifying thanks to a spectacular lead performance from Jackson A. Dunn, who, as Brandon, simmers a psychotic disconnection, suggesting a cleft, complex depth that’s so much more than just Damien Thorn in a cape.