Nia DaCosta‘s (Little Woods) will get behind the digicam for the brand new incarnation of Candyman, a “religious sequel” to the unique basic from 1992 produced by Jordan Peele that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood the place the legend started.
Whereas the movie doesn’t slash up theaters till this fall, DaCosta simply shared a riveting quick movie that makes use of paper puppets to retell the origins of Candyman and the way it juxtaposes with fashionable occasions. The most effective horror makes use of social commentary and Candyman appears extra related than ever earlier than.
Say his identify in theaters on September 25, 2020.
Right here’s the quick and what DaCosta needed to say about it:
CANDYMAN, on the intersection of white violence and black ache, is about unwilling martyrs. The folks they have been, the symbols we flip them into, the monsters we’re informed they will need to have been. pic.twitter.com/MEwwr8umdI
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) June 17, 2020