Nia DaCosta’s reboot of Candyman has been bumped, yet again, from Universal’s release schedule. The film was due to hit theaters on October 16, 2020.
Deadline is reporting that the film has been moved to an unspecified date in 2021. They are also reporting that the film will not be released on PVOD.
DaCosta’s film–produced by Jordan Peele who co-wrote the script along with DaCosta and Win Rosenfeld–has been billed alternately as a reboot and as a spiritual sequel to the original Candyman film which hit theaters back in 1992. It centers on Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), the baby who was carried out of the flames at the end of the first film in the franchise by Helen (Virginia Madsen) before her death.
All grown up, Anthony has returned to the now gentrified neighborhood where strange occurrences begin to plague him.
Vanessa Williams reprises her role as Anthony’s mother, Anne-Marie McCoy in the original Candyman.
With the ever-shifting schedule of releases, one can only guess when we will actually get to see the new film. It will all depend on the re-opening of theaters and the possibility of larger-scale wide releases.
iHorror will keep you posted on updates as they become available. Are you looking forward to the new Candyman? Let us know what you think of the rescheduling in the comments below!