Is it remake? Is it a ‘spiritual sequel’? Standalone? Whatever it is Don’t say his name and watch the official First UK Trailer for Candyman.
Jordan Peele has made a name for himself as a big force in horror thriller genre. Get Out, Us gave the genre a much needed boost.Now he’s onboard producing this new adaptation of the classic Clive Baker book.
Nia DaCosta directs this one, the synopsis is virtually the same as the 1992 original. This time we find ourselves in Chicago and the film does touch social issues. Especially in racism and gentrification, be warned this trailer reveals a lot of twists and turns…
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo. The film will also star the original Candyman Tony Todd, but is playing his signature role?
The film will be released in the UK and Ireland from 12th June.