Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky, written by Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, and produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang. It stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner. It follows Brandon Breyer, a young boy of extraterrestrial origin reared on Earth who realizes he has superpowers. Upon learning of them and being brainwashed by the ship he arrived in, Brandon rejects his humanity and turns to evil, opting to terrorize his hometown, including his parents. The film is produced and financed by Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, The H Collective and Troll Court Entertainment. Brightburn was announced as Untitled James Gunn Horror Project in December 2017. Aside from Gunn producing the film, his cousin Mark and brother Brian Gunn wrote the screenplay. Principal photography began in March 2018 and wrapped in May of that same year. It plays the concept of Superman for explicit horror.
|Produced by:||James Gunn, Kenneth Huang|
|Writer(s):||Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn|
|Starring:||Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner|
|Edited by:||Andrew S. Eisen|
|Production, company:||Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, The H Collective, Troll Court Entertainment|
|Distributed by:||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Released:||May 24, 2019 (United States)|
|Running time:||90 minutes|
|Box office:||$32.9 million|
|Twitter:||Brightburn's Twitter profile|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Brightburn's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Jackson A. Dunn
American actor who has appeared in Legendary Dudas and Henry Danger. He went on to nab the title role in Brightburn. He also had a recurring role in three episodes of Shameless in 2015 and he played 12-year-old Scott Lang in the 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame.
One of his earliest roles was as Young Jessie Ernst in the 2014 TV series Killer Kids.
He also appeared in the TV series Get Shorty and GLOW.
He hails from San Diego, California.
He acted alongside Josh Holloway in an episode of Colony.
Information related to Brightburn
- Films shot in Ottawa
- Stage 6 Films films
- Matricide in fiction
- Films set in fictional populated places
- Films set in Kansas
- Screen Gems films
- 2010s superhero films
- Mass murder in fiction
- Patricide in fiction
- 2010s science fiction horror films
- Films shot in Georgia (U.S. state)
- American science fiction thriller films
- American superhero films
- 2010s horror thriller films
- American horror thriller films
- American science fiction horror films
- Films about dysfunctional families