Jordan Peele has dropped the first proper trailer for his Candyman reboot, and it’s already looking stellar. In addition, it features a creepy use of a Destiny’s Child’s refrain that pretty much signed and sealed its Black Twitter approval.
Directed and co-written by Nia DaCosta, a Black woman, the movie stars rising star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as a photographer who is destined to deliver some horrific fades. And we’re here for it.
It all goes down in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood and word of the infamous Candyman is still a said but not said myth. Abdul-Mateen plays Anthony McCoy a visual artist and his girlfriend Brianna (Teyonah Parris) is a gallery director. They move into a luxury condo in Cabrini, which is now gentrified. A meeting with a neighborhood OG leads to his discovery of the truth about Candyman, and he decides to flip it into his artwork. Yeah, it will surely be all downhill from there.
And yes, that is the same Vanessa Williams from the original film in the preview.
As for the trailer, it flips the chorus to Destiny’s Child’s hit “Say My Name” into a spooky, eerie mood setter for a horror to come.
Candyman is in theaters on June 12. Peep the trailer below, as well as hilarious and celebratorial reactions.
Jordan peele after finding a way to use say my name by destiny’s child In a horror film pic.twitter.com/yL5Ze7bsCI— John (@iam_johnw) February 27, 2020
Jordan Peele done flipped Say My Name into a scary song. I’m going to need an album with all his remixes when everything’s said and done— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 27, 2020
growing up from nola you know Candyman hit a little too close to home and was scary af. The fact that it’s produced by Jordan peele and directed by a black female nia decosta, i am pissed that my scary ass has no choice but to see the this damn movie.— DAWN (@DawnRichard) February 27, 2020
Worth noting that although the film is written and produced by Jordan Peele, it’s directed by Nia DaCosta. Support female directors! pic.twitter.com/uVDnDoB0Zj— Horror Flicks 🔪 (@HorrorFlickss) February 27, 2020
At this point I just want Jordan Peele to release an album filled with our favorite R&B songs flipped into horror songs. Literally, take my money. pic.twitter.com/A9IvR2xcpE— 𝑰 𝑳𝒖𝒉 𝑮𝒐𝒅 ✨ (@aVeryRichBish) February 27, 2020
Candyman might’ve lasted longer in the group than Farrah https://t.co/ICZiM5jcnK— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) February 27, 2020
candyman has jordan peele as a producer and a writer and has a black female director i just know it’s gonna serve pic.twitter.com/2lF1qEDAun— allie (@christianba1e) February 27, 2020