The second trailer — and movie poster — for the Chicago-based horror film sequel/reboot “Candyman” was revealed Wednesday.
The seque to the 1992 Chicago horror classic is directed by Nia DaCosta, and co-written by Jordan Peele.
The film’s trailer also shows Chicago actor Rodney L. Jones III, who was recently seen in Season 4 of “Fargo,” FX’s anthology series.
“Candyman” cast members include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Watchmen,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Teyonah Parris (“Chi-Raq,” “WandaVision”), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Utopia”) and Colman Domingo (“Fear of the Walking Dead,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”).
While most films scheduled for 2020 release dates opted for streaming services to release content amid the COVID-19 pandemic, movie officials delayed “Candyman” to premiere the film in a communcal setting: movie theaters.
Abdul-Mateen II, an Emmy Award-winning actor, plays Anthony McCoy, an artist who moves into a luxury condo on the site of the Cabrini-Green public housing development, told the Sun-Times in a 2020 interview the film should be viewed in a “safe” way.
“I think that’s a good thing if we can do it in a safe way,” said Abdul-Mateen II. “Black horror movies are really a community experience … and I think we wanted to make a movie that we thought deserved to be experienced in the same way.”
“Candyman” is in theaters Aug. 27.