The news has finally been confirmed; Jordan Peele’s Candyman will be in cinemas in 2020. The film is being described as a “spiritual sequel”, so we’re expecting a reimagining, rather than a follow-up to the 1992 original. The film will return to the area of Chicago where it all began, a section where the Cabrini-Green houses stood.
Bernard Rose’s original Candyman was based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden and is, in my opinion, an underrated classic that sometimes slips under the radar when discussing some of the greatest horror films.
Candyman followed the son of slave who’s murdered by his lover’s father, leading him to haunt those who speak “Candyman” into their mirrors five times. Armed with a hook for a hand and the bees that took his life, Candyman is a killer with charisma.
Produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will direct the new Candyman and the film will hit cinemas on 12th June 2020.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)