Producer Jordan Peele & Director Nia DaCosta’s “spiritual sequel” to Clive Barker and Bernard Rose’s Candyman is the latest film to be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Originally slated for a June release, Universal has now set a September 25th theatrical debut.
And today, DaCosta revealed the REAL reason the movie was delayed.
She tweets: “I have a confession: Jordan Peele’s Candyman is actually moving to September because Nia DaCosta just bought Skyrim.”
Hahaha. Good one, DaCosta! Check out her tweet below.
The film follows this official rundown: Don’t say his name. 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 with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Little Woods writer-director Nia DaCosta will be taking the helm of this Jordan Peele-produced reboot which Universal Pictures will unleash into a theater near you on September 25, 2020.