Juneth is a day that has historically recognized the perseverance and power of the black community. Over the past two years, taking the time to recognize and reflect on this holiday has only gained added importance. Black art, and black storytelling in particular, provides viewers with the opportunity to see both the reality and the possibility of black life in America.
candy Man First appeared in film in Bernard Rose’s 1992 cult classic as a vengeful, mysterious entity who is the victim of a brutal hate crime who externalizes his pain to the same community that once turned against him. . Nia DaCosta was inspired to bring Candyman to a new era. as director of the year candy Man, he has created a film rooted in horror that replaces the Candyman legend with new urgency.
Produced by Jordan Peele, the film is a thrilling, terrifying, gripping, horror-as-hell horror film that also tells about the movement and pace of now black lives. In this excerpt, Nia explains her intentions for her film on the eve of Juneteenth.
Oscar winner Jordan Peele gets a new look at the blood-soaked urban legend: Candyman. film producer nia dacosta (little woods, the upcoming Captain Marvel 2) 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 who is easily killed by those who dared to repeat his name five times. was called. in a mirror. In the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO) watchman, America) and his partner, gallery director Briana Cartwright (Teyona Pariso; If Beale Street Could Talk, photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now unrecognizable and inhabited by upstairs mobile Millennials.
On the verge of a halt to Anthony’s painting career, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (coleman domingo; HBO excitement, killing nation) introduces Anthony to the tragically horrifying nature of the true story behind Candyman. Eager to maintain his position in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these terrifying details as fresh grist for paintings in his studio, inadvertently opening a door to a complicated past that is all its own. uncovers his conscience and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with fate.
Presents from Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions in association with Universal Pictures, Brawn Creative, candy Man. candy Man Directed by DaCosta, and produced by Ian Cooper (America), Rosenfeld and Peel. The screenplay is by Peel & Rosenfeld and Dacosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and based on the Clive Barker short story “The Forbidden”. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason are Cloth.
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