One of the most iconic horror films to come out of the nineties was Bernard Rose’s Candyman, the Urban Legend tale adapted from Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” featured in the “Books of Blood”.
Candyman, played by Tony Todd, often doesn’t get the respect he deserves, the character is a true horror icon in every sense of the word. I’ll be honest, my friends and I never got to the fifth “Candyman” in front of the mirror that was meant to conjure him.
It’s been twenty years since we heard anything concrete about a new installment of the Candyman franchise, but that has just changed. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Get Out director Jordan Peele is currently in talks to produce another film for the franchise, a remake, under his Monkeypaw Productions banner.
No director has been announced at this point, but Rose himself stated two years ago that he would love to make a “proper” sequel with Virginia Madsen returning to her role as Helen. I will say this about a new film if Tony Todd doesn’t reprise his role as Candyman there will be a lot of upset fans.
Following his Oscar win this year for Get Out, Peele produced BlacKKKlansman which is in theaters now. Peele is currently filming his next social thriller titled Us. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is currently remaking “The Twilight Zone”, and is in production on the upcoming series “The Hunt” and “Lovecraft Country”.
If you’re a fan or want to see Candyman for the first time, Arrow Video recently released a Limited Edition Blu-ray of the 1992 movie.
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