Candyman

Watch: Candyman Director Shares Stunning New Promo For The Reboot

The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot was originally scheduled to hit theaters last week before becoming one of the countless projects to be delayed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. While there's been rumors that the movie could potentially be dropped into cinemas and on digital on the same day, horror fans are a lot more likely to want to catch this one on the big screen.

The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot was originally scheduled to hit theaters last week before becoming one of the countless projects to be delayed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. While there’s been rumors that the movie could potentially be dropped into cinemas and on digital on the same day, horror fans are a lot more likely to want to catch this one on the big screen.

Recommended Videos

The Academy Award-winning creator of Get Out and Us may only be serving as producer and co-writer, but his previous work in the genre has shown us that he knows how to put a fresh spin on some familiar tropes, and Peele has already made it clear that director Nia DaCosta is a much better fit for the material than he could possibly hope to be.

Like a lot of recent long-delayed sequels to popular horror franchises, Candyman will serve as a direct continuation of the 1992 original and ignore the vastly inferior follow-ups Farewell to the Flesh and Day of the Dead, with Tony Todd and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles to provide the connective tissue to the first movie.

The first trailer set the reboot up as an atmospheric, terrifying update to a series that has largely remained stuck in cult favorite territory, but DaCosta has now debuted a second teaser on her Twitter account that looks sure to get people talking.

https://twitter.com/NiaDaCosta/status/1273293842113089536

Using paper puppets as part of the marketing campaign to tell the origin story of your title character is certainly a unique method of selling Candyman to the masses, but an ingenious one nonetheless. The footage instantly establishes the eerie and haunting tone that the reboot is aiming for, appeals to original fans and also explains how the title character came to be for those that don’t have much knowledge of the lore. If the finished product is anywhere near as inventive as this, then horror fans are in for a huge treat.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Read Article A blood-soaked horror franchise worth $1 billion landing on Disney Plus is bound to ruffle some feathers
Read Article ‘Cells At Work’ live action release window, trailer, cast, and more
The promotional movie poster for the ‘Cells at Work’ live-action
The promotional movie poster for the ‘Cells at Work’ live-action
The promotional movie poster for the ‘Cells at Work’ live-action
Read Article 10 iconic characters absitively posolutely not appearing in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article These 8 ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ merch must-haves are sure to make your fellow theatergoers jelly AF
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds as Wolverine and Deadpool in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds as Wolverine and Deadpool in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds as Wolverine and Deadpool in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'
Read Article ‘Am I OK?’ is no longer okay after Timothée Chalamet slashes its chances of being #1 on Max
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the "Dune: Part Two" Seoul Premiere on February 22, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the "Dune: Part Two" Seoul Premiere on February 22, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the "Dune: Part Two" Seoul Premiere on February 22, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.
Related Content
Read Article A blood-soaked horror franchise worth $1 billion landing on Disney Plus is bound to ruffle some feathers
Read Article ‘Cells At Work’ live action release window, trailer, cast, and more
The promotional movie poster for the ‘Cells at Work’ live-action
Read Article 10 iconic characters absitively posolutely not appearing in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article These 8 ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ merch must-haves are sure to make your fellow theatergoers jelly AF
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds as Wolverine and Deadpool in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'
Read Article ‘Am I OK?’ is no longer okay after Timothée Chalamet slashes its chances of being #1 on Max
Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the "Dune: Part Two" Seoul Premiere on February 22, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.