The first trailer for Candyman, the latest film from apparent modern horror mastermind Jordan Peele, is here.
Described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original 1992 film, the Candyman reboot stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of Watchmen and Aquaman fame in the lead role. Additionally, Tony Todd, the star of the first film, will be reprising his role.
While Peele wrote the film’s screenplay and serves as producer, he passed the directing reigns onto Nia DaCosta, a 29-year-old Brooklyn-born filmmaker whose credits include Little Woods and the Netflix series Top Boy.
Here is the official synopsis for Candyman, via Universal:
“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 — which stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Tony Todd — is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 12.
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