Universal Pictures has released the first official for Jordan Peele’s Candyman.
Producer Jordan Peel and director Nia DaCosta are collaborating to deliver a contemporary take on Candyman, the 1992 cult classic horror film centered on a vengeful ghost who is summoned after people say his name before a mirror five times in a row. Described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original film, the new Candyman film will see Tony Todd reprise his role as the titular antagonist.
Now, Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer Candyman, offering their first glimpse at Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s take on the urban legend. Set to a chilling version of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child, the trailer reveals the horrifying consequences that unfold after Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Anthony McCoy inadvertently awakens the titular killer.
You can watch the official trailer for Jordan Peele’s Candyman below!
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Here is the official synopsis for Jordan Peele’s 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 June 12, 2020.
Source: Universal Pictures