Director Nia DaCosta Reveals New ‘Candyman’ Animated Teaser Ahead of Release

by Mark McCurley

After a full-length trailer premiered just a few months ago, Nia DaCosta who is directing the upcoming Candyman sequel has released a new teaser online that delves into the backstory of the character that has appeared on screen for over 28 years.

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In the new film, for as long as the residents can recall, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were haunted by an urban legend about a ghostly killer with a hook for a hand, who is summoned by those daring to speak his name five times while looking into a mirror. In present times, 10 years after the last of the Cabrini towers were demolished, a visual artist named Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, a gallery director named Brianna Cartwright, moved into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by the upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind the “Candyman.” Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these gruesome details in his studio as fresh inspiration for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a horrifying wave of violence that puts him on a crash course with fate.

Based on the short story titled The Forbidden by Clive Barker, the Candyman film series started with the original movie in 1992 and was followed by two sequels; Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh in 1995 and Candyman: Day of the Dead in 1999 all starring Tony Todd as titular character.

Produced by Jordan Peele through his company Monkeypaw Productions, Candyman will be distributed by Universal Pictures with a release date of September 25, 2020.

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