In Theaters August 27
Don’t say his name.
Oscar® victor Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling city fable that your friend’s older sibling most probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Increasing movie maker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.
For as long as residents can recollect, the housing initiatives of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were intimidated by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a super natural killer with a hook for a hand, effortlessly 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 ripped down, visible artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his gf, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond acknowledgment and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting professional career on the brim of stalling, an unexpected encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically fearsome nature of the real story behind Candyman. Eager to sustain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony proceeds to investigate these ghastly details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, inadvertently opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own saneness and unleashes a horrifying wave of brutality that puts him on a collision course with fate.
Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, in organization with BRON Creative, Candyman. Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The playscript is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, authored by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
A black film without racial shit. That’s a first
The whole movies backstory is police brutality lmfao
‘Kuch bhi karega for candy man ” only legends will get it..
WHYYYYYY do i have to wait until August?? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! I want my Candyman and I want it NOWWW!
Jeez, Louise! Just when I thought modern horror couldn’t get any worse, Jordan Peele gives us another
bottom-tier movie. You’d expect newer directors to learn from the greats, but they always somehow get it wrong.
I’m just imagining the guy in the candy shop in the original Willy Wonka.
But seriously, this looks retarded.
Movie is not diverse enough.