New Brightburn Featurette Highlights the Birth of a New Genre

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New Brightburn Featurette Highlights the Birth of a New Genre

New Brightburn featurette highlights the birth of a new genre

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette (via Fandango) for their forthcoming superhero horror film Brightburn, highlighting the creation of a new genre for superhero films. Featuring interviews from producer James Gunn and lead star Elizabeth Banks, you can check out the video in the player below!

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A new take on the Superman origin story, BrightBurn asks, 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 is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger GamesPitch Perfect) stars alongside David Denman (13 HoursPower Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, Home) and Meredith Hagner (YoungerSet it Up).

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James Gunn produces, with executive producers Mark Gunn, Brian Gunn, Dan Clifton, Simon Hatt, and Nic Crawley.  The H Collective fully financed the feature and produced alongside Gunn’s company, Troll Court Entertainment. Screen Gems will release the film wide theatrically in the U.S over Memorial Day Weekend, on May 24 as well as most international territories.