Jordan Peele is at it again. Thursday Peele rolled out his movie trailer his Candy Man remake, and yes it looks scarier than the 1992 original.
The movie’s synopsis reads like a terrifying look into the under belly of race relations and gentrification and how it affects the world today.
“In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
Sounds really scary right? Peele says the movie itself is a “spiritual sequel”, I don’t know what that means, but if this movie is like his others, this spiritual journey is going to be one hell of a ride and fans are here for it!
Candy Man premieres June 12.