This June, dare to say his name five times.
Produced by Jordan Peele, the official trailer has arrived for director Nia DaCosta‘s (Little Woods) Candyman, a "spiritual sequel" to the original classic from 1992, giving us a rather meaty look the new take on the Clive Barker-created urban legend.
"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) 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."
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and the original Candyman himself, Tony Todd, will also star.
Peele co-wrote Candyman with Win Rosenfeld, and the duo produced alongside Ian Cooper produced for Monkeypaw Productions.
MGM revives a horror icon on June 12th, 2020.