Candyman is going to join a slew of movies that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed. Theatres around the world, including the US, have closed down due to it. This has forced the hands of many movie studios to delay their films.
Candyman’s New Release Date
Candyman originally had a release date of June 12, 2020. Now, however, it’s going to release on September 25, 2020. Nia DaCosta is going to direct this film, and she has quite the writing partner with her. Get Out and Us writer/director Jordan Peele is the one behind the script. MGM and Bron are producing the film.
The movie is a remake/reboot of the Candyman character. It seems to have some connection to the original film by Bernard Rose, which came out in 1992. That movie starred the likes of Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Vanessa Williams.
Candyman Plot Synopsis
This one has a pretty solid cast, too. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman, is part of this movie, as does Teyonah Parris. Here’s the movie’s synopsis, according to Slash Film:
“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; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), 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; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) 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.”
Could Be An Interesting Experiment
Jordan Peele’s flair for horror should help this movie quite a bit. He already showed us with Get Out and Us that he has some serious aptitude for this stuff. Nia Dacosta, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to this industry. Before nabbing this gig, the only movie she has directed is a little film called “Little Woods”.
Still, a fresh voice such as hers directing an iconic horror character, with the cast and crew that she has, could be something special.