CANDYMAN, CANDYMAN, CANDYMAN, CANDYMAN, CANDYMA… Jordan Peele’s Remake will Materialize in 2020!
While most horror fans have a knee-jerk hatred of all horror remakes, there’s one property genre aficionados have been begging for a redux: Candyman, based on the short story by Clive Barker and launched as a franchise by director Bernard Rose in 1992. We’ve heard rumors of a remake/reboot helmed by Jordan Peele for months and, today brings word that the film will manifest in 2020!
Deadline broke the news:
MGM Pictures is partnering with Monkeypaw Productions’ Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld to produce a reboot of Candyman, the 1992 horror classic adapted from Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden. Nia DaCosta will direct from a screenplay by Peele and Rosenfeld.
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That’s pretty much it in terms of pertinent information available today, but you’d better believe we’ll be keeping our ears peeled in order to bring you all Candyman reboot-related news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, refamiliarize yourself the supernatural villain once known as Daniel Robitaille in the synopsis and trailer for the original Candyman below.
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman’s description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.