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James Gunn's 'BrightBurn' postponed to May 24 next year

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The release of James Gunn's "BrightBurn" has been pushed by to May 24, 2019.

The horror film, backed by Gunn, was initially scheduled to bow on November 30 this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will now open in the beginning of the long weekend, one of the most coveted spots on the box-office calendar.

"BrightBurn" will face-off against and Guy Ritchie's live-action "Aladdin", Warner Bros' video game adaptation "MineCraft" and Fox's Stuber, toplined by Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" star

The film was shrouded in mystery and was set for a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but that appearance was cancelled after broke that had fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3" over old, offensive tweets.

"BrightBurn" stars Elizabeth Banks. Gunn's brother Brian and cousin Mark wrote the script, with directing.

Another horror film from Sony, "The Possession of Hannah Grace" will now open in the November 30 slot.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 12:25 IST