New images from Chicago-shot film, ‘Candyman’

(Candyman pushed to undisclosed 2021 date)

Yesterday, London-based magazine, Total Film, unveiled a couple of creepy Candyman covers yesterday, and the movie mag has now shared a trio of new promo stills for the upcoming horror remake.

The images, from the Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-helmed horror film which was shot last year in Chicago, feature Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as protagonist Anthony McCoy.

Anthony is an artist who seems to be working on a somewhat disturbing new installation that could be inspired by the hook-handed antagonist and the titular character of the film.

From the cover and pics, it looks like Abdul-Mateen will be also play the villain whose name you had better not repeat five times in a mirror.

While the plot remains under lock and key, the actor did share his feelings about the character in a new interview.

“Man, I remember images of Candyman but I don’t remember sitting down to watch the movie,” Abdul-Mateen notes. “He lived in my imagination, in the retelling of Candyman. I grew up with Candyman not being a figure from television or movies, but with the possibility of him being a real threat within the house. The dread of Candyman was palpable.”

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Check out the stills and magazine cover below:

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From Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, in association with BRON Creative, and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

We recently found out that Candyman had moved from its original release date of June 12 to September 25.

To see more stories on Candyman from Reel Chicago, click here.

SOURCE: Total Film