Nia DaCosta will direct.
In case you forgot, Jordan Peele won a motherfucking Oscar with his debut film earlier this year. Get Out didn’t simply achieve massive box office success, it quite literally made history. So of course the horror community stopped and paid attention when news surfaced of Peele producing a remake of the popular 90s film, Candyman. But as it turns out, those reports were only half way true.
The project that everyone had previously thought to be a remake is actually a “spiritual sequel”. Peele and Win Rosenfeld penned the screenplay while Nia DaCosta is set to direct the 2020 release. In keeping with the current trend, it appears as if this Candyman will disregard the later films in the franchise and return to the same neighborhood found in the original–which has now been gentrified.
Not much else is known, but we’ll keep you covered as new information becomes available. Until then, check out the 1992 trailer for Clive Barker’s Candyman, and imagine how well it would work in 2020. I’m a believer.
A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.