Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, May 20, 2019 released the trailer:
BRIGHTBURN - Final Trailer.

Story intro

In 2006, Tori and Kyle Breyer are living in Brightburn, Kansas. When a spaceship crashes near their farm with a baby boy inside, the couple adopt him, naming him Brandon and hiding the spaceship in their barn cellar. Twelve years later, the ship begins transmitting an alien message, leading Brandon to discover he has superhuman strength and invulnerability. He sleepwalks to the barn and tries to open the cellar, chanting the craft's message, but Tori intervenes. Nearing puberty, Brandon becomes disobedient and disrespectful. Celebrating Brandon's birthday at a diner, his uncle Noah and aunt Merilee give him a hunting rifle, which Kyle refuses to let Brandon have, and Brandon causes a scene. This makes Kyle force Brandon out of the diner and leave with Tori. Kyle suspects something is wrong with Brandon, and Tori finds photos of lingerie and swimsuit models, surgical diagrams, and graphic photos of human organs in Brandon's room. On a family camping trip, Kyle has an awkward talk with Brandon about sexuality and masturbation, telling him it is okay to occasionally act on his sexual urges. That same night, Brandon, presumably using superhuman speed, travels to the house of his classmate Caitlyn, hiding in her room until she notices him. Returning home, Kyle notices their chickens are terrified by Brandon; that night, Kyle finds the chickens slaughtered with the coop's locked door torn off its hinges. While Tori suggests a wolf attack, Kyle insists Brandon was responsible. During a trust fall exercise at school, Brandon falls when Caitlyn does not want to touch him. Brandon crushes her hand in retaliation and is suspended, requiring him to meet with his aunt Merilee, the school counselor. Tori interrupts Brandon as he levitates above the open cellar, chanting the ship's message, and he falls and cuts himself on the spaceship, the first time he has ever been injured. Tori reveals the truth about his arrival on Earth, and Brandon leaves, finally understanding the ship's message: "Take the world."


Elizabeth Banks
Tori Breyer
David Denman
Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn
Brandon Breyer / Brightburn
Abraham Clinkscales
Christian Finlayson
Jennifer Holland
Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter
Matt Jones
Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner
Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom
Terence Rosemore
P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams
Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka
Anne Humphrey
Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee
Stephen Blackehart
Mike Dunston
Michael Rooker
The Big T


Principal photography began the same month, and wrapped in May of the same year.

The film Brightburn was scheduled to be released on May 9, 2019 (Hungary), on May 17, 2019 (Mexico), on May 24, 2019 (United States), on June 20, 2019 (Germany) and on June 26, 2019 (France) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Big Picture 2 Films, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $6 - 12 million, the film grossed over $32.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Brightburn got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Brightburn

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