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?

Director:

David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erika
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer's dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted -- bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, 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. Written by twiztedhollow60

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Evil Has Found Its Superhero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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The mask Brandon wears seems partially inspired by wasps. An early classroom scene he talks about how certain wasps place their young in a separate hive, getting others to feed them. This is a clear parallel to his situation. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle and Brandon are talking after fixing the door. He has two pieces of candy Gives one to Brandon. Next scene still has two and when he opens and puts one in his mouth he only had the one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kyle Breyer: Are you okay?
Tori Breyer: Mm-hmm.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like this. Maybe this time we get lucky and make a baby?
Tori Breyer: Let's just have some fun.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like fun.
Tori Breyer: Just shut up and kiss me.
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The film's title doesn't appear until the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »


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Before the Sun Goes Down
Written by Aron Leigh
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Brightburn! Nah! He is Thanos' Son.
8 August 2019 | by EngineerSahabSee all my reviews

Bored of watching the usual supernatural characters, go for this one. He is Intelligent, Fast, Super Strong and Super Cute - But mind ya, he is here to take down the world, not save it!

The story of a devil and its advocate -

How long can it take for a mother (a character perfectly played by Elizabeth Banks) to come to terms with reality that her cute and brilliant kid is nothing but pure evil (a role brilliantly played by young artist Jackson Dunn)? How long will it take before she realizes that she has been playing a "devil's advocate"? Find it for yourself, you won't be disappointed!

And if you think that an intelligent, fast, strong and cute kid has to be none other than your regular Spider-Man, then I insist you to think again!

This is an original stuff. Hats off! to the writers for coming up with an extraordinary piece of work with an equally talented cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,893,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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