Welp! You can look in the mirror and say Candyman as many times as you want – he ain’t showing up in 2020.
Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta‘s reimagining of the classic 1992 film that was slated to arrive in October has been pushed back to 2021.
“Candyman” was originally scheduled to debut in June, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it has been delayed numerous times. The movie has been described as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 slasher movie directed by Bernard Rose. Based on the ghastly urban legend, the film centers on a struggling artist (portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who begins to lose his sanity after discovering the story of Candyman. As the tale goes, if someone says his name to a mirror five times, Candyman will appear and kill whoever summoned him.
Although the original Candyman scared the shizznit out of me and gave me nightmares for weeks, I was looking forward to checking out this film next month.