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New ‘Candyman’ Shadow Puppet Teaser Trailer Hits on Racial History of the Horror Story

One of many scariest films of the early ’90s got here within the type of a person who haunted individuals after they stated his title. Candyman was an enormous hit and now, 28 years later, a remake is within the works which is alleged to be set 30 years after the unique. In a brand new quick launched June 17, Nia DaCosta, the director of the upcoming remake, shares a brand new perspective of the Candyman lore. 

A brand new ‘Candyman’ film is coming quickly.

There’s an enormous development in remaking outdated traditional favourite films and Candyman is the most recent to get the remedy. In response to a synopsis of the upcoming Candyman film, this rendition might be centered on the story of Candyman in addition to different tales {that a} man named Anthony makes use of as inspiration for his work. IMDb says Candyman, “returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood the place the legend started.” 

Directed by Nia DaCosta, who additionally co-wrote the movie with Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele, the film will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Colman Domingo. Vanessa Williams and the unique Candyman, Tony Todd, are additionally set to reprise their roles from the unique movie. 

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The brand new film was set to launch to theaters in June, nevertheless it was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and is now set to launch close to the tip of September. 

Nia DaCosta’s new teaser exhibits the origins of Candyman lore.

In a brand new teaser trailer posted to Nia DaCosta’s Twitter, we see a brand new Candyman lore in a transferring story instructed by shadow puppets. 

The teaser, utilizing puppets, exhibits an artist at his easel and every portrait exhibits a narrative of injustice, violence, and racism. Within the remaining scene, we see the story of Candyman, an artist and son of a rich Black household, who falls in love with the daughter of a white household. His love results in him being lynched by a mob that cuts his hand off and replaces it with a hook. As if that wasn’t grotesque sufficient, they cowl his physique in honey in order that he is stung to demise by bees.

“CANDYMAN, on the intersection of white violence and black ache, is about unwilling martyrs,” Nia writes on Twitter, together with the quick teaser. “The individuals they had been, the symbols we flip them into, the monsters we’re instructed they will need to have been.” 

The origin proven within the new teaser trailer is highly effective and it clearly resonated with lots of the 1.three million individuals who watched it on Twitter. 

“Nia I can not wait,” writes author and artist Jamie McKelvie. 

“Haunting. Very a lot trying ahead to your movie,” Neil Druckmann, vice chairman of Naughty Canine, stated

“I noticed Candyman as a bit of woman and it LITERALLY scared the crap out of me.. I do not know, Nia. I do not know if I might be traumatized once more,” one other tweeted, earlier than including, “Oh who am I kidding, I am gonna HAVE to observe the brand new model lol”

“That is so highly effective. As a lot as I dislike horror, I can’t wait to see what you probably did with the movie. #Candyman,” April Reign, a tradition commentator and creator of #OscarsSoWhite, wrote

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