‘Candyman’ New Trailer: Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele Revamp the Horror Classic

Candyman,” the urban legend turned classic horror film, is getting a refreshing new take.

With a screenplay co-written by Jordan Peele and directed by rising star Nia DaCosta, the bloodcurdling thriller digs into the salient contemporary themes in the myth’s origin story.

The film features “Watchmen” star Yahya Abdul Mateen II as an artist living in Chicago who becomes obsessed with the story of the Candyman.

An impressive new trailer ahead of its August release promises stellar performances, production values, and plenty of chilling gore.Here’s the official synopsis from Universal:“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized 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.

In present day, a decade after the last of

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