Maybe Lex Luthor was right… an upcoming movie from producer Peter Gunn is coming that asks what if “Superman” was monstrous.
True superhero horror is coming. Not something like Hellboy, or Blade… but something where a superhero is the seed of destruction. James Gunn, fresh of his dismissal from Disney is sticking with the superhero format, at least until he starts his work on Suicide Squad 2. Remember, Gunn has a track record with horror, dating back to his directing days with the gross-out fest Slither.
Gunn’s brothers Brian and Mark have written Brightburn, and the film is directed by David Yarovesky in his second feature film after Hive. This is a Sony production, and it will be curious to hear what Warner Brothers has to say about something that is so strikingly similar to the big blue boy scout. In DC Comics parlance, this would be an Elseworlds story. A what-if counterfactual story, much like the famed graphic novel Red Son, which hypothesized, “What would have happened if Jor-El landed in
The trailer opens very much like the Man of Steel trailer. Flowing wheat. An idyllic midwest farm, and a couple, Elizabeth Banks and David Denman who
Brightburn is scheduled for a Memorial Day release, and does not yet have a rating.