The first trailer from the upcoming Jordan Peele’s remake of the 1992 cult classic ‘Candyman’ is out today, which is also described as “spiritual sequel” to the original classic from 1992. It also seems like this version of ‘Candyman’ will be bloodier, especially when Nia Dacosta declared her love for gore during the screening.
“I really love gore. Jordan’s really brilliant at not showing everything, and my instinct is to do the exact opposite. But there’s… a good amount of things you don’t want to see, that I make you look at.”
‘Candyman’ hits theaters on June 12.
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.