We just announced that Halloween Kills is being postponed until 2021. Now, we’re getting word that Candyman (directed by Nia DaCosta and based on a short story by Clive Barker) is also being delayed–but only by a month. Recently slated for a September 25th release, Candyman is now scheduled to arriving in US theaters on October 16th.
While this is only conjecture, I’d advise fans to brace themselves for another postponement, especially if the Coronavirus continues to spike across US communities. Of course, we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!
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 (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), 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 (Colman Domingo) 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.