Director, producer, actor and comedian Jordan Peele has released the first trailer for the upcoming Candyman reboot. In the new film, the original film’s lead, Tony Todd, will reprise his role as Candyman. In addition, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo will appear in the film. Meanwhile, Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions crew will handle things behind the scenes.
“What we’re doing with Candyman and how Jordan is crafting it on the page is going to be very exciting and rewarding to audiences that haven’t seen the original film as well as people who’ve seen the original film,” Monkeypaw Productions Creative Director Ian Cooper said.
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“In a broad sense of the word, this film will stand alone if you’ve never heard of a film called Candyman and will dovetail in a pretty complicated and interesting way to the original. In short, I think this will really fit in with what we’re doing with ‘Us’ and did with ‘Get Out’ in a way that will be circuitous,” he added.
Candyman will arrive in theaters on June 12, 2020. Check out the trailer above.