A new teaser has dropped for the remake of Clive Barker’s Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta.
The teaser gives glimpses of hooks and knives, along with footage from the puppet show trailer, and it sounds like Tony Todd‘s voice at the end.
Here it is –
The lengthy 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 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.”
Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman comes from producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the film with Win Rosenfeld and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Colman Domingo.
Candyman is scheduled to be released on September 25th.