Candyman | Would You Dare To Say His Name?
Remember the famous 1992 movie ‘Candyman’? It was one of the decades most acclaimed horror films with a very creepy concept. Well, the movie is getting a fresh new take on it as 2020 gives us Candyman once again. The trailer is out too and it’s even spookier than expected. If you want to know more about the new and reimagined Candyman, keep reading.
To know about the upcoming movie, you need to be in on the original story too. So the hit 90’s film was from producer Jordan Peele and director Nia DeCosta. The story revolved around an urban legend, a murdered black slave who comes to life when you say his name five times in the mirror. He then kills anyone in sight using his hook.
The original film was written by Bernand Rose. And a couple of sequels did come out but the 2020 film has the same Oscar-winning producer Jordan Peele on board.
The new version will have a fresh spin with the original concept intact. Peele and DeCosta with writer Wen Rosfeld together wrote the new script.
Release Date +Trailer + What to expect
2020 Candyman will have the same plot but in a far different community. Anthony McCoy, the surviving baby in the first part will now be older and have the lead role. He is now a visual artist who is fascinated with the Candyman legend.
Tony Todd played the famous legendary villain in the original movie. It has been said that he will return to the screen but in what capacity is still unclear. When asked about his role DeCosta shared:
I really love Tony Todd
He’s iconic. I will say, what we do in this film is … what we do in this film is great, Jordan is great, and I don’t want to give anything away.
Yahya Abdul Mateen II plays visual artist Anthony McCoy and Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright.
The Candyman trailer features a haunting version of classic hip-hop rap from the ’90s. And Destiny Childs’ ‘Say My Name’ is also the perfect fit in this creepy and riveting trailer. Watch it here:
Candyman is all set to release in cinemas on June 12.