The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot is gaining some serious momentum. We have received word of a release date and also learned who will be at the helm.
Nora Ephron Award Winning director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will be directing the upcoming project. She will helm from a screenplay penned by Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. The film is expected to enjoy a US release June 12, 2020.
MGM will distribute the picture and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce the upcoming feature.
Deadline is describing the project as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to the original that will return to the now gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the housing project, Cabrini Green once existed.
Tony Todd famously played the role of The Candyman (Daniel Robitaille) in the first three films in the series. We don’t have any official word on whether or not Todd will appear in the reboot in some capacity but the actor has previously indicated that he would be happy to be a part of the film. We will let you know as soon as more details about the project are unearthed.
The original Candyman tells the story of a graduate student who unwittingly summons the titular character while conducting research for her thesis.