Animated Brightburn Trailer Heralds the Arrival of Something Sinister

Just ahead of the film’s premiere, Sony Pictures has released a special "Motion Comic" trailer to take you into the mind of the titular villain.

By Chris Morse

Although we have already received a final trailer for the upcoming superhero horror feature, Brightburn, Sony Pictures has done something a little different with the release of a special “Motion Comic” to take fans into the mind of the film’s titular villain. This animated trailer captures the horrific story of the character quite well, teasing the arrival of something much more sinister than the likes of your everyday heroic figure with superpowers.

The James Gunn-produced Brightburn begs an important question. What might the world look like if the young boy who crash-landed on Earth and would later go on to become humanity’s savior, Superman, chose the alternate path of offering mankind death and destruction instead? The answer looks pretty grim, by all accounts.

The film comes from The Hive director David Yarovesky from a script penned by Gunn’s younger brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin, Mark Gunn. Starring is Elizabeth Banks (Slither, The Hunger Games), David Denman (Outcast, True Detective), and Jackson A. Dunn (Avengers: Endgame, Shameless) as the film’s titular supervillian. Brightburn arrives in theaters this Friday, May 24th, 2019.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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