DARE TO SAY HIS NAME 5 TIMES? CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER FOR "CANDYMAN"!
MGM & Universal Pictures Canada have released the first Candyman trailer for the Jordan Peele-produced “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 classic horror film.
Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will direct Candyman from a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. The film returns to the neighborhood where the legend began, the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as he takes on the iconic titular role. His character is being described as an artist who becomes obsessed with the legend of the serial killer. Joining him, If Beale Street Could Talk actress Teyonah Parris who will be portraying the role of his girlfriend. Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, If Beale Street Could Talk), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Utopia) also joined the production.
MGM will produce and finance Candyman with Universal handling domestic theatrical distribution. Adam Rosenberg, MGM’s Co-President of Production and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s Vice President of Production will oversee the project on behalf of the studio and Ian Cooper will produce for Monkeypaw.
Universal Pictures Canada will release Candyman theatrically on June 12, 2020.