Jordan Peele Is Remaking '90s Horror Flick 'Candyman'
Jordan Peele is set to create the 'spiritual sequel' to the 1992 slasher film, 'Candyman'.
The writer and director has described the original Candyman -- which starred Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Vanessa A. Williams -- as being hugely influential on him as a filmmaker.
“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre," Peele said in a statement published by Deadline. "Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as filmmaker,” he added.
The Oscar-winning writer and director will be teaming up with writer Win Rosenfeld -- who produced BlacKkKlansman -- and the reboot will be directed by Nia DaCosta, who wrote and directed the crime-thriller-western Little Woods.
The original Candyman has been described as "a slave story told under the guise of a slasher film" so it makes sense that the creator of Get Out is at the helm of the reboot.
The early '90s movie follows a graduate student in Chicago who's researching urban legends when she discovers the tale of 'Candyman' -- a hook-armed killer who can be summoned by chanting his name five times in front of the mirror.
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And a warning to anyone who has a thing about bees, the film involves a ton of creepy bees.
Yep, bees. You can watch the trailer here if you don't feel like sleeping tonight.
Peele's Candyman is set to be released by MGM on June 12, 2020.
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