Candyman: new still unveiled for Nia DaCosta‘s upcoming entry

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

USA Today has just released a load of new stills for this year's summer releases, which includes the upcoming Nia DaCosta-helmed Candyman entry in the storied horror franchise, showing off a nice, good look at star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchmen). You check it out at the bottom of the article!

Here's the official synopsis: 

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.”

Really looking forward to this one! It looks gorgeous so far, and I feel like the Candyman tale is a ripe one to tell in our current climate! Hopefully it delivers!

Meanwhile, Candyman is produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), and will haunt theaters August 27th!

So what do you guys think? Fans of the franchise? If so, looking forward to the new film? Either way, sound off below!

Source: USA Today

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