UNIVERSAL’S CANDYMAN PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER THEATRICAL RELEASE

If you were excited like I was to see CANDYMAN busting out of his victims mirrors over the summer we will have to wait a little while longer. Universal Pictures announced that CANDYMAN has been pushed back to September. Originally the horror sequel directed by Nia DaCosta (LITTLE WOODS) and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (HBO’s Watchmen) was set to buzz into theaters on June 12, though thanks to the continued threat of COVID-19, the film is now moving to a September 25 premiere.

The spiritual sequel is produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and BRON Creative, DaCosta’s reboot intends to capture the love of the 1992 original, which starred horror legend Tony Todd. Joining Abdul-Mateen II for the supernatural horror film are Teyonah Parris (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK) and Coleman Domingo (LINCOLN).

A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film CANDYMAN, DaCosta’s version sees a return to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

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