Universal and MGM have determined to set a brand new launch date for Candyman, a remake of 1992 horror basic, amid uncertainty over reopening of cinema homes within the US.
Universal has delayed Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman until 2021.
The movie, a remake of 1992 horror basic, has been directed by DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with Peele.
Candyman was initially set to hit the theatres on 16 October. However, Universal and MGM have now determined to set a brand new launch date amid uncertainty over reopening of cinema homes within the US.
Check out DaCosta’s tweet right here
We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters. Not only for the spectacle however as a result of the movie is about neighborhood and stories–how they form one another, how they form us. It’s in regards to the collective expertise of trauma and pleasure, struggling and triumph, and the tales we inform round it.
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) September 12, 2020
We wished the horror and humanity of CANDYMAN to be skilled in a collective, a neighborhood, so we’re pushing Candyman to subsequent 12 months, to make sure that everybody can see the movie, in theaters, and share in that have. — Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) September 12, 2020
The two studios plan to announce the brand new launch date within the coming weeks, in response to Variety.
The information got here hours after Warner Bros. shifted blockbuster launch Wonder Woman 1984 to 25 December.
Candyman, which options Yahya Abdul-Mateen II within the lead, has been co-produced by Peele, who received an Oscar for his directorial Get Out.
The unique movie featured Tony Todd because the hook-wielding supernatural killer who, in response to a legend, seems after his identify known as 5 instances. It was directed by Bernard Rose from a script by Clive Barker.
The new movie has been described as a “spiritual sequel” to the unique with the story returning to the identical neighbourhood the place the legend of Candyman started, a bit of Chicago the place the Cabrini-Green housing tasks as soon as stood.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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