Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Trailer: He’s The Monster That’s Part of This Neighborhood!
Yo, I didn’t even finish this trailer for Jordan Peele’s Candyman. It seemed too dope, you know? Don’t want to spoil it. But, fuck, I’m hyped from what I did check.
This summer, Jordan Peele’s much-anticipated fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend, “Candyman,” will be unleashed on theater screens nationwide, under the direction of rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”). This contemporary incarnation of the cult classic is a direct sequel to the original 1992 film, which starred Tony Todd as the title character. Todd returns for this latest update.
Universal’s official synopsis for the film reads: “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.”