Everybody is aware of that trailers and teasers often reveal an excessive amount of. Heck, the Vivarium director even requested folks to not watch the trailer to that film, however on the subject of the Nia DaCosta-directed (and Jordan Peele-penned) Candyman reboot, the spoilers will not be taking place. That’s the case with the bone-chilling trailer and the animated teaser, so don’t be afraid to observe this teaser, both. Oh, and the top of this teaser incorporates a voice — which ominously warns, “Tell everyone” — that’s clearly Candyman, however is it Tony Todd? Nicely, everybody *thinks* he will return in some type, though DaCosta is retaining that below wraps. And thank goodness for that strategy as a result of it’s a novelty to not see what appears like a whole film earlier than its launch.
“What’s Candyman?” asks Watchmen star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Anthony on this teaser. Nicely, Colman Domingo’s William has a solution for him: “Candyman ain’t a he. Candyman’s the whole damn hive. A story like that, pain like that, lasts forever,” he declares earlier than animated footage exhibits a cop firing a gun: “Candyman is how we deal with the fact that these things happen. That they’re still happening.” There’s a powerful dose of social commentary right here, which is (sadly) at all times related however feels much more stark now, given the latest Black Lives Matter protests in opposition to police brutality.
The bee imagery helps to set the temper, and on the Tony Todd entrance, he’s been tweeting like mad currently, together with affirmation of the movie’s launch date (Sept. 25), which he suggests (with a “bamn”) will go down “by any means necessary.”
Todd apparently additionally retweeted somebody’s query about whether or not this film will take the VOD route, though no conclusions must be drawn there.
From the official movie synopsis:
For so long as residents can bear in mind, the housing initiatives of Chicago’s Cabrini Inexperienced neighborhood had been terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story a few supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, simply summoned by these daring to repeat his identify 5 instances right into a mirror. In current day, a decade after the final of the Cabrini towers had been torn down, visible artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, transfer right into a luxurious loft apartment in Cabrini, now gentrified past recognition and inhabited by upwardly cell millennials.
With Anthony’s portray profession on the point of stalling, an opportunity encounter with a Cabrini Inexperienced old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to take care of his standing within the Chicago artwork world, Anthony begins to discover these macabre particulars in his studio as contemporary grist for work, unknowingly opening a door to a fancy previous that unravels his personal sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that places him on a collision course with future.
Candyman remains to be as a result of arrive in theaters on September 25.