We've learned some unfortunate but expected new for horror fans tonight regarding Nia DaCosta's new Candyman, as the film will no longer be releasing on October 16th, 2020.
Heat Vision reports that Universal and MGM have moved the release date to sometime 2021, with no specific date set at this time. The spiritual sequel was originally set to hit theaters this past June before being bumped to September and then October.
With traditional theatergoing continuing to remain a very taboo activity for many, we've started to see many movies push their releases outside of 2020 following the underwhelming box office performance of Christopher Nolan's Tenet.
We expect to learn a new 2021 release date for Candyman within the coming months. Stay tuned for more details.
In the film, "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."
Based on the 1992 film by Bernard Rose and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker, Candyman comes from producer Jordan Peele, who wrote the screenplay with Win Rosenfeld and DaCosta.