The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the entertainment industry with theatrical cancellations and delays, as we've now learned that Nia DaCosta's (Little Woods) Candyman, which was originally set to release this June, has now been pushed back to this fall.
THR reports that the Jordan Peele-produced "spiritual sequel" will now release in theaters on September 25th.
Peele co-wrote the film with Win Rosenfeld.
"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."
Peele, Rosenfeld and Ian Cooper produced for Monkeypaw Productions.
Candyman's executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.