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 (Little Woods) will direct from a screenplay by Peele and Rosenfeld.
With a U.S. release date of June 12, 2020. The new Candyman is being billed as a “spiritual sequel” to the original returning to the original neighborhood in Chicago.
Tony Todd originated the role of Candyman, an urban legend who is summoned to kill when his name is said five times by a person facing a mirror. Peele wrote and directed Get Out which earned four Oscar nominations which include Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture and a Best Original Screenplay win for the filmmaker.
The original movie spawned a 1995 sequel Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and a 1999 one Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, the latter which was direct to video.