In crafting a follow-up to the eponymous 1992 movie — one adapted, like its predecessor, from the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker — director Nia DaCosta, who collaborated on the screenplay with Peele and Win Rosenfeld, keeps the focus squarely fixed on her protagonist, Chicago painter Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Though successful in the past, Anthony is currently artistically blocked. Candyman (2021): Oscar winning director Jordan Peele returns with an update of the 90s horror classic. A supernatural killer, Candyman, once stalked the infamous Chicago Cabrini-Green housing projects. Today, a decade after the projects have been torn down and replaced with luxury condos, an artist living in modern Cabrini learns of the true nature behind these local legends. His artistic explorations will unravel his sanity and unwittingly lead to grisly violence
Searching for fresh inspiration, Anthony eventually finds it in his own backyard. Together with his cohabiting girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), Anthony lives in in a gentrified neighborhood that was formerly home to the Windy City’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project.After eighteen months of staying inside, working remotely, and spending too much time staring at a screen, American audiences can now leave their homes to watch a movie about living entirely online.
Along with other circumstances, a chance encounter with William Burke (Colman Domingo), a veteran resident of the once-deprived area, prompts Anthony to investigate the urban legend concerning the hook-handed murderer of the title that long prevailed among the denizens of Cabrini-Green. His interest in the grim but complicated story soon becomes obsessive.In “Free Guy,” recently released to cinemas, Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, a background character in Free City, a popular massively multiplayer online game where real life players masquerade as criminals terrorizing the town.