Hope you aren’t allergic to bees because Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive: Jordan Peele will be remaking Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror film Candyman, about a vengeful sprint who is accidentally summoned by a grad student.. The urban legend movie was adapted from a short story by Clive Barker called The Forbidden. The news was confirmed this morning and is described as “spiritual sequel” to be released June 12th, 2020. With that date a while away no cast has been announced yet so it’s unclear if Tony Todd will make an appearance. What we know for sure is the film will be produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will direct a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfeld.
“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre,” said Peele in the press release. “Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.”
Being a hug fan of the underrated slasher that is Candyman, I can’t wait to see what Peele does with this reprise. His fresh edge on modern horror has proven successful. I’m crossing my fingers that Tony Todd will at least make a cameo.
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