Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that a special preview screening of producer James Gunn’s horror film Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks, will take place in advance of the start of this year’s Festival on Sunday 16th June at Festival Theatre. Tickets are now on sale: https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2019/brightburn
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer’s (Elizabeth Banks) dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband Kyle (David Denman) ever wanted—bright, talented, curious about the world. But as Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn) nears puberty, a powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger, as the miracle child transforms into a vicious predator unleashed on a sleepy Kansas town.
An unforgettable origin story unlike any ever seen before, Screen Gems’ Brightburn stars acclaimed actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect 2), David Denman (The Office), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, NCIS) and Meredith Hagner (Younger). The film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). Brightburn is produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang.
Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films present an H Collective Presentation, a Troll Court Entertainment Production.
Brightburn opens across the UK on Wednesday 19th June.
The 73rd edition of EIFF runs from 19 June – 30 June 2019. For more information on this year’s Festival visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk.
The 73rd edition of EIFF runs from 19 – 30 June 2019.
The full programme will be announced on 29 May 2019.