The urban legend of horror is back: The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s outrageous revamp of the 1992 cult classic “Candyman” dropped Thursday. Scored with a creepy altered version of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” the new trailer is just a tease.
However, the remake — which hits theaters June 12 — will reportedly pay homage to the original, which starred Tony Todd as the deadly title character, who appears to wreak bloody havoc every time some dumb kid dares utter his name five times in front of the mirror.
Once again set in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects, the 2020 “re-imagining” will focus on the gentrification of the North Side neighborhood.
“Gentrification is what helped us to re-imagine the story because Cabrini-Green is gone,” director Nia DaCosta said at an exclusive screening of the trailer, Deadline reported. “The movie from the ’90s has a vision of Cabrini-Green where it’s sort of on its way to being knocked down.”
“Candyman” opens on June 12, 2020.
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