Jordan Peele’s produced Candyman kicked off production this week that will be an updated version of the surprise 1992 horror hit that was based on a Clive Barker short story called The Forbidden.
Since that time, Candyman has garnered cult status for its spooky portrayal of the restless spirit of a onetime slave with a hook for a hand, who was murdered for his relationship with a white woman. When the word “Candyman” is repeated five times into a mirror, the spirit is said to rise and take the lives of those poor souls who summoned him.
It was announced back in June that this updated version would deal with Toxic Fandom in some capacity, but not too many new details have come to light until we learned about some casting as production kicked off. The so-called “spiritual sequel” will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as the titled charcater, Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Euphoria) along with a returning Tony Todd who starred as the original Candyman, but it is still unclear what role he will play.
Candyman is set to release on June 12, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?