MGM Pictures (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) has now partnered with Monkey paw Productions’ Jordan Peele & Win Rosenfeld for producing the re-imagining of Candyman, which is the 1992 horror that has been adapted from The Forbidden by Clive Barker. The announcement had been made by MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group, Jonathan Glickman.
The filmmaker, Nia DaCosta is all set to direct the movie with a screenplay by Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. This movie, a “spiritual sequel” will return to the neighbourhood where the Cabrini-Green housing projects had once stood strong. The production for this upcoming movie has been expected to start by Spring 2019. Universal Pictures will be releasing the movie, Candyman in the U.S. on June 12, 2020.
Peele had written and also directed the movie, Get Out, and this had earned $250M worldwide for Universal Pictures. This movie had earned 4 Academy Awards nominations these included Best Director, Best Actor, Best Picture and it had earned Peele the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Glickman had this to say:
“We cannot wait for the world to see what the mind-blowing combination of Jordan, Win and Nia bring to the legend of Candyman. They have created a story that will not only pay reverence to Clive Barker’s haunting and brilliant source material but is also thoroughly modern and will bring in a whole new generation of fans.”
Peele said this,
“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honoured to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.”
MGM will be producing and also financing Candyman with Universal.