Universal Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming supernatural slasher, CANDYMAN, the anticipated new contemporary incarnation of the cult classic, out in cinemas nationwide on 27th August 2021.
Directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Wood) from a screenplay by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld and Nia DaCosta, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo.
CANDYMAN is produced by Ian Cooper, Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele.
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) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), 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) 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.
CANDYMAN is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.