James Gunn’s BrightBurn Trailer: Superman Meets The Omen

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Although James Gunn was forced to step down as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be staying away from comic book movies anytime soon. Earlier this year we heard he was writing Suicide Squad 2 and now over the weekend Sony has unveiled the first trailer for an original James Gunn-produced project called BrightBurn. Directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark and Brian Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), it unofficially reimagines the Superman story from a horror perspective, asking what would happen if an alien kid crash-landed on Earth and grew up to become an extremely powerful malevolent force. Truth be told, I’m not sure how this will be different from the many other evil children horror flicks out there, but the high concept is just unique enough to feel fresh. BrightBurn stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denham and Jackson A. Dunn and it hits theatres on May 24th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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