“Say My Name, Say My Name…”
The first official trailer from Universal Pictures has dropped for Jordan Peele’s reboot of the 1992 cult-horror movie, Candyman.
The film will be an all-new entry into the franchise, alongside the 1995 sequel Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh and 1999 sequel Candyman 3: Day Of The Useless.
Peele’s Candyman focuses on a girl exploring city legends when she discovers the story of Candyman, a vengeful, hook-handed spirit who can be summoned by saying his name 5 times.
Here’s the trailer –
The official synopsis reads –
“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 the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, 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 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.”
The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us) as Anthony McCoy. his girlfriend Brianna Cartwright, played by Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Virginia Madsen and Vanessa Williams, who were both in the original, and Tony Todd, the titular Candyman himself.
The film is directed by Nia DaCosta from a script by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.
Candyman hits theaters on June 12th, 2020.