A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming horror-thriller, Candyman from Universal Pictures. What is being called a “spiritual sequel” to the original 1992 film looks to continue the urban legend of the supernatural killer with a hook for a hand. Do you dare say his name five times? Check out the new trailer below!
Candyman looks like another sensational film that is in line with what we have become accustomed to from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions. The artistic choice to use shadow puppets to tell the story was well done. I also thought that Candyman’s tale and the relevancy in the fight for social justice blend well and I look forward to seeing that be developed on screen.
Beyond that, we still see things that are familiar. Like the creepy long hook. The bees. Even actress Virginia Madsen who starred in the original feature back in 1992. Blend that with Peele’s style of sight and sound. Not to mention the fact that it will be starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Colman Domingo and I think we may have ourselves a hit!
Nia DaCosta will be handing the directorial duties from a screenplay by Peele, DaCosta, and Win Rosenfeld. Executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Cloth.
Here is the synopsis for Universal Pictures’ Candyman
This summer, 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. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.
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 the 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.
Are you ready for the next chapter in the Candyman Urban myth? Let us know in the comments down below! Candyman hits theaters on August 27th, 2021.