THR reports that MGM, Universal, and the filmmaker are committed to a theatrical release for Candiman, which is why they decided to return it next year, presumably hoping that the coronovirus epidemic would have been slightly dead by then . Right now, we only have an obscure 2021 release window, but it is said that we will get a replacement date in weeks.
Candyman 2021 is produced by Jordan Peel under his MonkeyPower Productions banner. Nia Dacosta, who directed Little Woods and Top Boy and was recently tapped to direct MCU’s Captain Marvel 2, is directing. Peel and Dacosta along with Vin Rosenfeld wrote the screenplay. Yahya is a story around Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchman), who plays the role of an actor living in the same neighborhood, from the original film.
“I was in fifth or sixth grade, and I just remember that Candyman is part of life,” Dacosta told our sister publication Total Film. “Like Hasti, Vidya. We didn’t dare to say his name in the mirror. To me, Candiman felt very real. It felt like he could be fully present in my home projects.”
Abdul-Mateen has similar reverence for the Titanic unit. “He lived in my imagination, in Candyman’s retailing. I was not able to become a person from television or movies with Candyman, but with the possibility of being a real threat indoors with him. Candyman’s awe was watchable.”
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