We should have already seen the Candyman ‘spiritual sequel’ by now, but due to You Know What it was pushed back to September 25th. However, a new 30 second teaser trailer has just been released with some unseen footage, and you can view it below, followed by the full-length trailer which no doubt you’ve already seen. No matter how good these trailers get, I’ll still be dubious seeing as I love the original movie so much. Hopefully my mind will be changed when the thing finally comes out.
Don’t say his name.
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood 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 and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, 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 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.
Oscar-winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman.
Nia Dacosta directs from a screenplay she wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett star in the film, with original Candyman cast member Vanessa Williams returning to reprise the role of Anne-Marie McCoy. Tony Todd is also expected to appear.
Source: Arrow in the Head.