Words by: Symone Daniels
Jordan Peele, who gave us the nerve-racking film Get Out, has been tapped to co-write a remake to the 90’s horror classic Candyman. To help him with this project, Peele enlisted Little Woods director, Nia DeCosta, to direct the film.
MGM has partnered with Monkeypaw Productions’ Peele and Win Rosenfeld to produce a “re-imagining” of Candyman. According to Entertainment Weekly, the latest version of the film will be, a “spiritual sequel,” that returns to the neighborhood where everything began, the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
“We cannot wait for the world to see what the mind-blowing combination of Jordan, Win, and Nia bring to the legend of Candyman,” said Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s president, in a statement. “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.”
The original Candyman stars Tony Todd and is centered around a man from an urban legend who is believed to have committed a recent murder.
Production is set to begin in spring 2019.