A new trailer’s arrived for Screen Gems and The H Collective’s BrightBurn starring Elizabeth Banks (the Pitch Perfect and The Hunger Games film franchises). Even more so than the first trailer, this new nearly three minute trailer gives off a very Superman-ish vibe. A child crashes to Earth, feels different, and is ostracized by his peers. Soon everyone learns this isn’t a kid you should mess with.
In addition to Elizabeth Banks, the cast includes David Denman (13 Hours, The Office), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless, Legendary Dudas), Matt Jones (Mom, F is For Family), and Meredith Hagner (Search Party, Royal Pains). Guardians of the Galaxy‘s director James Gunn produced the film, and Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) co-wrote the screenplay and executive produced with Dan Clifton, Simon Hatt, and Nic Crawley. (James Gunn and Elizabeth Banks previously worked together on Slither).
David Yarovesky (The Hive) directed and Michael Dallatorre served as the director of photography. The behind the scenes team also included editor Andrew S. Eisen, production designer Patrick M. Sullivan Jr, special makeup effects designer Justin Raleigh, and visual effects supervisor Dietrich Hasse.
Screen Gems will be releasing the superhero horror film in theaters on May 24, 2019.
“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.”