Universal Pictures have released a brand new Creepy TV Spot for Candyman reboot. Nia DaCosta directs and Jordan Peele produces the 21st Century reboot based on the classic Clive Barker story.
You can’t anymore terrifying when it comes to Urban Legends than this one. Based around one of those scary tales people told you to scare you off. The new Teaser is short but sweet and you get to hear ‘him’ speak. An old timer (Colman Domingo) who lives on the house project the film is based on, what the Candyman is all about to Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
Don’t say his name, just watch…
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. Alongside the Original Candyman, Tony Todd, but who is playing him in this one?
This new Teaser is for The USA promotion of the film which states Candyman will be out 25th September. There’s no confirmation, the UK and Irish release date might also be the same.