Entertainment Weekly continues their summer previews with a brand new image from the James Gunn-produced anti-hero horror movie BrightBurn, which has been rated "R" for "horror violence/bloody images, and language".
Elizabeth banks stars in the super-villain movie that mashes up a Superman-like origin story with creepy kid horror. In the film, a child (Jackson A. Dunn) from another world crash-lands on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proves to be something far more sinister. The boy dons a particularly creepy mask seen in the trailers and these new images today.
"I just gave so many notes on that mask," Gunn told the magazine, "trying to create a really truly iconic horror movie character in the same way that Freddy Krueger is, or in the same way that Leatherface is, or in the same way that Jason is."
"Trying to create something with that same sort of feel that is instantly scary [and] plays with the superhero-ness of it all but at the same time is most definitely rooted in horror."
"In the process of getting to the final result — that we’re all incredibly proud of — she was like a factory," says director David Yarovesky of the film’s costume designer, Autumn Steed. "She would just make so many different iterations of the mask. At a certain point, I came into her office, and her wall was wallpapered with iterations of the mask, just the evolution of it is crazy. I just think she did an incredible job. I’d buy it because she’s my wife, but I do think she did an incredible job."
Directed by David Yarovesky from a script written by Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, the film also stars David Denman, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner.
BrightBurn hits theaters on May 24th, 2019.