Candyman Trailer Brings The Urban Legend Back To Life

Lula Sharp
February 27, 2020

Candyman is set for release in the USA and United Kingdom on June 12. The Oscar-winning screenwriter has spent the last few years expertly scaring fans with his one-of-a-kind, frightening original creations.

The Jordan Peele written and produced film, Candyman is set to officially arrive this summer with a haunting trailer for the film making its debut earlier today.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Anthony McCoy, a photographer who is drawn to the Cabrini-Green public housing that is haunted by the Candyman.

"What we're doing with Candyman and how Jordan is crafting it on the page is going to be very exciting and rewarding to audiences that haven't seen the original film as well as people who've seen the original film", Monkeypaw's Ian Cooper told Deadline.

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Still, Jordan Peele, and the entire creative team involved, have more than proved that horror continues to be back in a big way.

In the original film from 1992 the antagonist Candyman is a vengeful ghost of an African-American man (played by Tony Todd in the original) who was brutally beaten, mutilated and fed to the bees by having honey smeared on his body for a forbidden interracial love affair in the 19th century. "It's what helped us to reimagine the story, because Cabrini-Green is gone", DaCosta explained. "I brought it back". It's great to talk about these things, but it's a horror film after all. During this, director Nia DaCosta revealed that the real life gentrification and eradication of the Cabrini-Green area hugely influenced her take on the "spiritual sequel" to the classic film. 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. "The movie in the '90s has a vision of Cabrini-Green where its on its way to being knocked down".

Candyman is released in cinemas on 12 June. "What we do in our film is talk about the ghosts that are left behind...and that's how we find our way into our reimagining of Candyman".

"I feel really connected to this neighborhood". "There's a fair amount of things you don't want to see, but I make you look at".

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