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Tony Todd Talks Candyman Rumors





Candyman talks CandymanThere have been rumors about a new Candyman movie, be it remake or sequel, since the last film crawled its way to home video almost 10 years ago. Most recently a remake has been the talk of the town, with one theory being that Sony wanted to make Candyman a white boy, as insane and missing-the-point as that idea would be.

STYD got to sit down with Candyman himself, Tony Todd, who agreed it was a pretty ridiculous idea but that it's their prerogative as to what they want to do with the property. Of course, that’d mean a new Candyman would have to be found, and I’d just love to see them try and replace someone as iconic as Todd.

One of Todd’s agents is theorizing that all this remake talk may just be a way to gauge interest so Sony can move forward with something new. "Maybe we could put our heads together and do something modern...," he told the site. "If they do it, I'm willing to do one more as a final payoff or good-bye. I wouldn't just phone it in, I'd want to commit to it."

It sure would be nice to see another sequel rather than a franchise reboot, as studios are so hip to call their remakes now, but only time will tell where all of this will go.

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How about Candy Land the Musical with little miss Cyrus? That is the stuff of nightmares.


Submitted by Kryten Syxx on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 3:01pm.
PelusaMG's picture

I started looking through Miley Cyrus lyrics to try and cull a witty response to your comment Kryten, but as I did I gradually began to lose the will to live...

I hope that in a few years from now she gets taken up the pooper and becomes a REAL woman, rather than remain a Disney/Billy-Ray drone!!!


Submitted by PelusaMG on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 8:32pm.
Enraged_Otter's picture

Not that I want to see it happen but if I remember correctly Candyman was a white boy in Clive Barkers original short story. Tony Todd pretty much made this character his own it's just sad that the sequels were not all that great.


Submitted by Enraged_Otter on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 1:36pm.

I think Candyman should be a white lady.


Submitted by G.D. on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 12:21pm.
PelusaMG's picture

How about Miley Cyrus...


Submitted by PelusaMG on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 1:47pm.
Terminal's picture

Maybe they can cast a Direct to DVD heavyweight like Bokeem Woodbine.


Submitted by Terminal on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 10:06am.
PelusaMG's picture

What if we ALL looked into mirrors and said his name five times???


Submitted by PelusaMG on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 8:53am.

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