Director Nia DaCosta recent video from June 17 presented some new pictures of his next fellow movie, but this second full trailer features plenty of new footage, while also pulling the curtain down on what has now apparently been confirmed as a sequel to the original horror classic.
Here we see a whole new origin for what is presumably a different incarnation of Candyman, implying that Tony Todd’s version was just one of the many hook-handed demons wanted in the world by hate and fear. .
Check out the spooky new teaser below… and be careful around those mirrors!
“As far back as residents can remember, housing projects in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood have been terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those who dare to repeat his name five Nowadays, a decade after the destruction of the last of the Cabrini Towers, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright ( Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting career on the verge of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green alumnus (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically gruesome nature of the real story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio like cool water for paintings, unknowingly opening the door to a complex past that unraveled his own reason. and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with fate. “
fellow is scheduled to hit theaters on August 27.
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