A terrible year continues to punish as Universal Pictures is no longer releasing Nia DaCosta‘s spiritual Candyman sequel on October 16, 2020, as expected at this point.
The film will now release sometime in 2021, with no new date selected at this time. The film, you may recall, was *originally* supposed to hit theaters this past June, but that was of course before the pandemic changed pretty much everything for Hollywood. It seems the plan is still to release Candyman in theaters, and we expect a new 2021 date in the coming months.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Candyman comes from producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the film with Win Rosenfeld.
“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.”
“With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
Alongside Peele, Win Rosenfeld and Ian Cooper produced for Monkeypaw Productions.