Jordan Peele Plans a Return for Candyman!
If there is one good horror film that was spat out form the 1990’s, it’s the urban Gothic tale Candyman. Smashing it’s way onto our screens in 1992, the Bernard Rose-directed horror introduced us to Tony Todd’s man of mystery, the chilling spectre Candyman, whom would appear once you’ve said his name five times while facing a mirror. Based on a short story by Clive Barker, the Candyman never really hit the heights of Barkers other disturbed child, Hellraiser, but still had enough impact to make two sequels.
Considering that the series has been dead for the last 20 years, with the 1999 sequel Day of the Dead being the last outing, it’s exciting to know that there are still people out there, that care about the man in the mirror, and even want to keep the series going.
Bloody Disgusting are reporting that the film rights are currently up for grabs and that Oscar winner Jordan Peele is in talks to produce a remake. Peele won an Oscar earlier this year for the hit horror Get Out, nabbing best screenplay, and the director and producer is now looking at other avenues to stretch his horror chops. It looks like Peele is looking to direct the remake of Candyman through his Monkeypaw Productions. Exciting stuff.
The original tale followed Helen (Virginia Madsen), a graduate student writing a thesis on urban legends, who debunks the notion of the Candyman (Tony Todd) through her work. But a very real Candyman appears to Helen, and through her, he tries to claim his name back.
We will be sure to keep checking the mirrors for news….