Jordan Peele’s Candyman Sequel will start filming in August
According to the Chicago Tribune (via Bloody Disgusting), Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman sequel starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is reportedly scheduled to begin production in mid-August and is planning to wrap by early fall. The outlet also reports that in keeping with franchise tradition, Chicago will be the only filming location for the film.
With Tony Todd potentially going to appear, and Peele in the producer’s corner, this “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic has a chance to make some major waves at the box office.
Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will direct Candyman from a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. The film returns to the neighborhood where the legend began, the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
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The film will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as he takes on the iconic titular role. His character is being described as an artist who becomes obsessed with the legend of the serial killer. Joining him, If Beale Street Could Talk actress Teyonah Parris who will be portraying the role of his girlfriend.
MGM will produce and finance Candyman with Universal handling domestic theatrical distribution. Adam Rosenberg, MGM’s Co-President of Production and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s Vice President of Production will oversee the project on behalf of the studio and Ian Cooper will produce for Monkeypaw.
Production is expected to begin this spring. Universal Pictures will release Candyman theatrically in the U.S. on June 12, 2020.
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