It’s been awhile since we’ve heard about Candyman. The upcoming “spiritual successor” to the 1992 classic comes out this August in theaters. Nia DaCosta directs the film that centers around the legend of the Candyman. It was delayed from release, but now we’re extremely close to release.

This new trailer doesn’t show much of the titular Candyman. But instead, goes over the relationships that our main character Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) deals with. Anthony is investigating the legend of the Candyman in the film. The change to the mythology (that’ll no doubt piss off people that only want to see Tony Todd as the character) is that Todd’s Candyman was one of many. He doesn’t appear in the trailer, but they’re probably saving his inclusion for the actual film.

As the trailer goes on, Anthony transforms into the mythological character, or so it seems. Jordan Peele wrote the film with Win Rosenfeld.

The Synopsis For Candyman

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 the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

For fans of the original 1992 film, or just horror fans in general, this should be a wild one. Look forward to Candyman when it releases in theaters, August 27th.

So, are you excited for Candyman? What do you want out of the film?

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