James Gunn’s Brightburn is now slowly shaping up to become a super frightening take on the Superman mythos, and a whole new image has put the child right at the centre.
Sony has now released a new image from the upcoming horror movie which will show (Jackson A. Dunn) Brandon Breyer’s would-be superhero in a field with the cape and a haunting mask in his hand. As one can see, the one who will become the Brightburn is locked onto something that is in front of him, and almost everything about his expression and posture sends out chills.
“You will know his name. #Brightburn in theatres Memorial Day.”
We have had dark takes on Superman and his story in the past, with Overman, Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, and Injustice, but this is the very first that it is more horror-inclined.
Gunn has been particularly excited for the project, and he has said that this is the most excited that he has been about a movie since the film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
“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,” Gunn had said.
This is the official description for Brightburn:
“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.”
Brightburn has been directed by David Yarovesky and will be written by Brian Gunn, and Mark Gunn and Kenneth Huang and James Gunn will be producing while Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn, Simon Hatt, Nic Crawley and Dan Clifton, are executive producing. The movie stars David Denman, Elizabeth Banks, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner and Jackson A. Dunn.
Brightburn will release on Memorial Day, May 27th.