The “Candyman” remake unveils its sharp hook in its first trailer

Nia DaCosta's remake hits theaters June 2020.

WATCH: "Candyman" trailer rears its sharp hook
WATCH: "Candyman" trailer rears its sharp hook

Let’s start with this. Don’t get things twisted.

Universal’s forthcoming remake of the 90’s cult classic, Candyman, is not directed by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us). It is directed by Nia DaCosta, best known for the 2018 neo-western Little Woods starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James. Peele is involved with the film but as a producer and not a director.

Now that that’s out of the way. Let’s revel in this two-minute and thirty-two-second glory that is the film’s first trailer. DaCosta’s take on Candyman is visibly modern, in much the same way that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween was modern. A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 original, the film casts Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as a photographer who returns to his hometown where the urban legend of Candyman originated from.

Watch the trailer here:

Candyman opens in (U.S.) theaters on June 12th, 2020.

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