The Candyman reboot has received a chilling new trailer.
The Candyman reboot was an unfortunate eviction of the COVID-19 pandemic, having been delayed numerous times. With infections continuing to trend downwards, and vaccinations rising, cinemas are once again welcoming guests with open arms. One of the most anticipated films of 2020, Candyman is now set to release in late August. Set to be a spiritual sequel to the 90s classic, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris.
A new trailer for Candyman has officially been released and it’s downright terrifying. Much of the trailer leans into expanding the lore of the urban myth by showcasing puppets. There are also dozens of instances where mirrors are shown throughout the trailer. In case you don’t remember, the Candyman is summoned when you say his name five times in front of a mirror. All in all, the Candyman reboot is set to be a chilling time at theatres this summer.
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Here is the official synopsis for Candyman:
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 (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.
Directed by Nia DaCosta from a script she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Tony Todd.
Candyman will be released in theaters on August 27, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Candyman and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.