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07th Mar 2019

#TRAILERCHEST: Brightburn asks “What if Superman grew up to be evil?”, and the answer is terrifying

Rory Cashin


Or, alternatively, “What if Michael Myers had superpowers?”

Welcome to #TRAILERCHEST, where we’re taking a look at the new trailer for Brightburn.

Plot’s It All About? The plot we kind of know already. A wife and husband, unable to have a child, have a miracle literally crash-land on their property, as a spaceship slams into their backyard. They open it up, to find a baby, but obviously not a human baby.

Despite that, they decide to raise him as their own, and try to teach him right from wrong. But being different growing up isn’t easy, and instead of going the route of good like Clark Kent, the young boy in Brightburn goes dark, and uses his immense powers to get revenge on anyone and everyone who has bullied him or made him feel out of place.

This new trailer really hammers home the horror slant of the ingenious set-up, with Banks as the loving mother who suddenly realises that she has been raising a monster.

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Hughes

Directed by: David Yarovesky

Irish release date: 24 May 2019


Clip via Sony Pictures Releasing UK

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