Candyman is a horror film directed by Nia DaCosta and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
In the horror sequel Candyman, an artist in gentrified Chicago reawakens the dark legend of the Candyman. Jordan Peele wrote the screenplay for the return of the Candyman. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta.
Candyman (2021) Movie Info
Rating: R (Bloody Horror Violence|Some Sexual References|Language)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Original Language: English
Director: Nia DaCosta
Producer: Ian Cooper, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld
Writer: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 27, 2021 wide
Production Co: Monkeypaw Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bron Studios, Universal Pictures, Creative Wealth Media Finance
Current Trailer for Candyman
Candyman – Official Trailer [HD]
Candyman – Official Trailer 2
Complete Storyline and information about Candyman
For a long time, residents of the Cabrini Green housing project feared an urban legend about Daniel Robitaille, the murderous hook man Candyman, who appears when you repeat his name five times while standing in front of a mirror. Years later, the housing project is a thing of the past. In the course of gentrification, luxurious apartments were built, which are now inhabited by Millenials.
This is where artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) lives with his girlfriend Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), who runs an art gallery. When Anthony learns of the legend of the Candyman, he wants to capture it in paintings to give his stumbling career new momentum. When suddenly several people are brutally murdered, the Candyman seems to have been conjured up again.
Soon Anthony learns the truth about the legend of the brutal Candyman, with whom he already made acquaintance as a small child. Because 28 years ago he was kidnapped as a baby by the Candyman, but could be saved by the student Helen Lyle.
Background & Info on Candyman
Candyman is a sequel to the 1992 horror film of the same name, which was released in Germany as Candyman’s Curse. The original was directed by Bernard Rose, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden for the occasion, with some significant changes to the setting and background of the villain.
Candyman was directed by Nia DaCosta. The screenplay was written by DaCosta, Jordan Peel and Win Rosenfeld. Filming began in August 2019 and could be completed in September 2019. (MW/SW)