James Gunn, the man who made Guardians of the Galaxy a big movie thing, is behind Brightburn, which is being billed as belonging to a “radical new genre: superhero horror”.
Basically, take the whole Superman story of an alien baby that’s sent to Earth, where he’s all good, wholesome, American way and stuff, then turn it completely on its head. The kid here appears to be evil. Evil we tells ya! Maybe the Guardians will save us from him?
The trailer doesn’t give a lot to go on otherwise, but it certainly has a creepy tone to it.
The story was penned by Gunn’s brothers Brian and Mark, and stars Elizabeth Banks and David Denman.
Brightburn is currently slated for a May 2019 release.