There’s maybe, possibly a little room for hope that the new CANDYMAN might actually open in October when it’s supposed to, if THE NEW MUTANTS and TENET do come out and do earn decent returns. There are some new images (like the one above this article) from the forthcoming film courtesy of gamesradar. Check ‘em out.
The new CANDYMAN was co-written (with Win Rosenfeld) and produced by Jordan Peele, and directed by Nia DaCosta.
Here’s the official synopsis: “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.”
Dude’s gonna become Candyman. This movie’s gonna be a passing of the hook from Tony Todd to Black Manta. Calling it right now.