New Candyman get its release date pushed back to next year!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

I personally can't wait for the upcoming remake/reboot/sequel to CANDYMAN, directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele (GET OUT, US). Judging by the trailers it looks stylish and horrifying in all the best ways, and on top of that, it's subject of continued racism in America is as prescient as it was in the 90s when the first film starring Tony Todd came out (if not potentially moreso).

Unfortunately, I will have to wait, as CANDYMAN has had its release date pushed back from September 25th to October 16th, to now August 27, 2021. However, we'll keep you updated if there are any other release date changes or delays. 

Meanwhile, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and the OG Candyman himself, Tony Todd. 

Here's the official synopsis:

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.”

“With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Source: Universal

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