CANDYMAN Director Nia DaCosta Shares New Footage, Poster & Special Juneteenth Message

The new Candyman movie is still scheduled for release this August, and we finally have some new footage from the reboot (sequel?) along with a special Juneteenth message from director Nia DaCosta

It's been a while since we had any updates on Nia DaCosta's upcoming Candyman revival, and some had assumed that the release date must have been pushed back yet again. We now have confirmation that the highly-anticipated horror reboot/sequel is still set to hit theaters this August, however, and DaCosta has also shared some new footage.

The filmmaker sent out a special Juneteenth vide message, which also contains quite a few new shots from the movie. Check it out below, along with a new poster

Specific plot details for Candyman - which was actually developed as a "spiritual sequel" to the original - are still under wraps, but we do know that this retelling will "return to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood."

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“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. 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 painting 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.”

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