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Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Sees 2020 Release

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Jordan Peele has taken over Hollywood since winning an Oscar for Get Out. With so many projects being thrown at him, his plans are growing more crowded by the minute, and fans are hungry for more of his work. Luckily, one of his forthcoming films has finally unveiled a new release date.

Say His Name Five Times

Jordan Peele’s forthcoming Candyman film is slated to be released on  June 12th, 2020. This past summer, Peele revealed plans to give the popular 1992 horror film a modern update. This film won’t be considered a reboot, though. This will be a spiritual sequel to the original movie.

Nia DaCosta, who directed and wrote the drama Little Woods, will direct this film. Along with Peele, Win Rosenfeld will write the screenplay. This film will feature the original Cabrini-Green town in a gentrified fashion this time around.

A Horror Classic

Based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden, the original Candyman film slowly became a cult classic. Two sequels were spawned following its release: 1995’s Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and 1999’s Candyman: Day of the Dead.Tony Todd, who played the title character, was a bit skeptical on a potential new film. “I have mixed feelings because I thought they were gonna make this 15 years ago. If this had been 10 years ago when I had heard news, I would have been devastated,” he told SyFy Wire.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

For Peele, working on this film is a dream come true. “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,” he said in a press release.

So what will Peele be doing in the meantime? In 2019, Peele will be busy as the new host of The Twilight Zone and co-executive producer for Lorena and The Hunt.

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