Check out the producer Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of the famous horror thriller Candyman. There’s a poster featuring the classic menacing hook with the tagline, “Dare To Say His Name.” Check out the new trailer below, which comes with the footage from the movie, and it’s a trailer for the full trailer that will release on Thursday.
Candyman is based on a story created by Clive Barker. The first movie was released in 1992, and it starred Tony Todd as Candyman, “a former slave lynched for a relationship with a white woman. If you say his name five times in the mirror, he comes for you.”
The movie is being directed by Nia DaCosta, and when talking about the movie, she said: “returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.”
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is set to play Candyman, Lakeith Stanfield is playing Anthony, who is said to be a “socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman.” It was also revealed that after he examines the killer’s last known whereabouts, “strange killings begin to occur around Anthony.” Tony Todd will also be involved in the movie.
Candyman will hit theaters in June.