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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Superheroes and Horror Combine in the Trailer for Dark and Creepy New Thriller 'Brightburn'

It stars Elizabeth Banks and is produced by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2018
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By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2018
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With a new superhero movie hitting cinemas every month, or near enough, you can be forgiven for feeling a bit fatigued with the general premise. With box office domination comes more of the same; however the genre's popularity is also inspiring creative takes on the concept — and in the case of Brightburn, something dark and creepy.

You mightn't recognise the movie's moniker, given that it stems from an original script rather than an existing comic book property, but Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn is the producer's chair. The first release with his name on it after he was fired from the Marvel franchise earlier this year, it was written by his brother Brian and cousin Mark. Brightburn also features a cast led by Elizabeth Banks, who starred in Gunn's pre-Guardians horror flick Slither.

Directed by David Yarovesky (who also has a Guardians credit, appearing on-screen as a goth ravager), the premise starts in familiar territory. A child from another world crashes to earth, and is taken in by a caring couple (Banks and The Office's David Denman). But before you start thinking about Superman, this is a horror movie — and it definitely doesn't feature the man of steel.

Brightburn opens in Australian cinemas on May 23, 2019 — check out the trailer below.

Published on December 09, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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