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‘Brightburn’ Trailer Introduces the Superhero Horror Genre

What if Superman was just a total jerk

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Sony Pictures released a trailer for the new horror-thriller “Brightburn” this weekend, the film is coming to theaters later this May. The unique thriller is the latest from David Yarovesky and was written by Mark and Brian Gunn. James Gunn and Kenneth Huang produced the film and it stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner.

The studio teased the film asking, “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?”

The film is releasing during an extremely crowded box office, but it is one of the few horror-thrillers currently set to release in May. “Brightburn” is hitting theaters the same weekend as James Gray’s “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt; Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” adaptation; and the animated-comedy “Minecraft” from Warner Bros. Pictures. Starting off the month is Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Detective Pikachu” film, alongside the “Uglydolls” film from STX. Those films will battle “A Dog’s Journey,” “John Wick: Chapter 3,” and “The Sun Is Also a Star” in theaters the following week. Making things even more difficult for “Brightburn” is that film’s follow-up week in theaters is also crowded, with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the musical “Rocketman,” and an Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project all set to release that weekend. It will be interesting to see which of the films take the month, as there is something for everyone and quite a few major franchise at play.

As for thriller fans, they can watch the first official trailer for the film below, thanks to a weekend upload from Sony Pictures.

The film stars Elizabeth Banks, who is also directing a “Charlie’s Angels” reboot with Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, and Kristen Stewart. Banks will also be playing the role of Bosley for the film.

Sony Pictures will release “Brightburn” in theaters on May 24, 2019.

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