Peele takes on the legend of Candyman for his next project.
Following the huge success of Get Out (2017) and Us (2019), Jordan Peele returns with his latest horror film, Candyman.
A ‘spiritual sequel’ to the 1992 original, Peele’s Candyman returns to the Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began. While gentrification means that the Cabrini-Green public housing project where the horrors of Candyman took form has been torn down, its ghosts remain.
The film follows a now adult Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen, Us), who survived Candyman’s wrath in the original film. Now an artist, McCoy becomes obsessed with the legend of Candyman, creating an exhibition full of mirrors and inviting gallery-goers to attempt to summon the elusive murderer.
Steering the ship as co-writer and co-producer, Peele has teamed up with Nia DeCosta (Little Woods) and Win Rosenfeld (BlacKkKlansman) for his latest cinematic venture. Lauded for embedding his films with social commentary and underlying themes, you can expect Peele’s take on this urban legend will be rife with subtext.
Expect to develop a fear of mirrors when Candyman hits the cinemas. Check out the trailer below.
Candyman is due for release on June 11.