This weekend, producer James Gunn and director David Yarovesky’s Brightburn hits theaters, looking at the Superman myth under a cracked microscope, asking what would happen if a Man of Steel-type character went morally awry. Mixing superheroic and horror storytelling, Brightburn’s final trailer gives viewers the rundown of the descent of Brandon, the alien baby Elizabeth Banks and David Denman’s Kansas couple finds and raises, into madness and sadism.
Gunn, Yarovesky, and the writers—Gunn’s brother and cousin—seem to do a good job at blending the tropes we generally associate with superhero and horror films. And always bet on Banks and Denman to turn in phenomenal performances. Will Brandon’s parents be able to lead their wayward superpowered monster back on the path of righteousness? We’ll see when Brightburn debuts this weekend.