Candyman is ready to haunt you once more in 2020 Deadline reveal.
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has partnered with MGM Pictures and Win Rosenfold to produce the reboot of the 1992 classic. Nia DaCosta will direct the project written by Peele and Rosenfold.
Production will begin this spring with a release date penned in for 12th June 2020.
Adam Rosenberg, MGM’s co-president of production, and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s VP Production, will oversee the project on behalf of the studio and Ian Cooper will produce for Peele’s Monkeypaw.
“We cannot wait for the world to see what the mind-blowing combination of Jordan, Win and Nia bring to the legend of Candyman,” Glickman said. “They have created a story that will not only pay reverence to Clive Barker’s haunting and brilliant source material but is also thoroughly modern and will bring in a whole new generation of fans.”
Said Peele: “The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. 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.”
Will Tony Todd reprise his role? Let’s hope so!
More news to follow…