Although probably us horror fans are not very satisfied at all with this fever of remaking 1980s and 1990s classics –with a significant quality drawn-down regarding the original films–, it is true that the emergence of this new Candyman (2020) brings some optimism to the scene. First, because Jordan Peele, the guy behind some two of the most celebrated horror movies in the last decade, Get Out (2017) and Us (2019), is one of the writers and producers of the film, and also, because of the nostalgic touch of Tony Todd, the original Candyman, having a small role in the movie.
Like the original movie, the Candyman (2020) remake is based on the short story The Forbidden of the collection Books of Blood by Clive Barker. It surrounds the Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, who can be summoned to reality if you repeat his name in front of a mirror. Taken as a myth, the appearance of the creature can unleash devastation and gruesome death.
Candyman (2020) has been directed by Nia DaCosta, a young filmmaker whose debut feature Little Woods (2018) achieved a good collection of awards and nominations. She has been also co-author of the screenplay, together with Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Spence, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Brian King, Miriam Moss, and Cassie Kramer form the main cast for Candyman (2020). The movie began filming in early August 2019 and wrapped in late September 2019 in the Chicago area. It set to be released on June 12, 2020, by Universal Pictures. Here you can find its first official trailer.
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