Jordan Peele’s Candyman reboot begins filming in Chicago!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Producer Jordan Peele's "spiritual sequel" to Bernard Rose's 1992 adaptation of Clive Barker's CANDYMAN began principal photography this week in Chicago. And while we're here, two new actors have joined Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (AQUAMAN) and Teyonah Parris (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK) in Jordan Peele’s reboot: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (MISFITS) and Colman Domingo (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD).

I don't know about you but I couldn't be more excited about this reboot. Here's hoping it's so damn good that we get a rush of Clive Barker adaptations such as RAWHEAD REX, THE YATTERING & JACK, and IN THE HILLS, THE CITIES, to name a few!

The “spiritual sequel” will return to the neighborhood where the legend began: The now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Based on Barker's story The Forbidden, the original CANDYMAN was directed by Bernard Rose. The synopsis: 

A children's ghost story comes to terrifying life in this gut-wrenching thriller about a graduate student whose research into modern folklore summons the spirit of the dead.  Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) laughs when she interviews college freshmen about their superstitions. But when she hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for this thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site of a brutal murder, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist… until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, tragic slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and they charge Helen with the grisly crimes. Only one person can set her free: CANDYMAN.

LITTLE WOODS writer-director Nia DaCosta will be taking the helm of this Jordan Peele-produced reboot which Universal Pictures will unleash into a theater near you on June 12, 2020. How excited are YOU about this “spiritual sequel?" Let us know below!

Source: Deadline

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