One film which was scheduled to have already enjoyed its premiere is Nia DaCosta’s sequel to the 1992 original and follows those traumatic events. Unfortunately, following the COVID-19 pandemic, that release date has been pushed back to September.
Thankfully, however, DaCosta and Jordan Peele, who is producing the film, have released a brand new teaser trailer to whet our appetites. You can watch it below.
“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised 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,” the official film synopsis reads. “In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy 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.”
Adding: “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 terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
We will add one caveat however, the clip is only 30-seconds long. Though that is seemingly it all it takes to get us excited for the release. It’s a frightening clip of puppetry and contained horror.
We aren’t yet given the glimpse of returning anti-hero, Candyman, aside from a hook or two but the presence of Tony Todd’s performance can already be felt.
The film will also feature Watchmen star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, as well as Teyonah Parris, and Cassie Kramer. The clip may be short but it’s most certainly enough to get us excited.