New CANDYMAN Images Released As Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Discusses The "Palpable" Terror Of The Character

Following yesterday's cover reveal, Total Film has shared some new stills from Nia DaCosta's upcoming remake/re-imagining of Candyman, featuring star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and a creepy art installation...

Total Film unveiled a couple of creepy Candyman covers yesterday, and the movie mag has now shared a trio of new promo stills for the upcoming horror remake.

The images feature Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as protagonist Anthony McCoy; an artist who appears to be working on a somewhat disturbing installation. As far as we can tell, Abdul-Mateen will be pulling double duty as the the hook-handed villain of the title, so perhaps this obsession with the legend is what ultimately leads to a terrifying transformation?

Plot details remain under wraps, but the actor did open up about his feeling towards the character in a new interview.

“Man, I remember images of Candyman but I don’t remember sitting down to watch the movie,” he says. “He lived in my imagination, in the retelling of Candyman. I grew up with Candyman not being a figure from television or movies, but with the possibility of him being a real threat within the house. The dread of Candyman was palpable.”

Check out the stills below along with the covers, and let us know what you think.

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Don’t say his name.
This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic. 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; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), 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; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) 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.
From Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, in association with BRON Creative, and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

Candyman is set to slash its way into theaters on September 25.

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