Director of Candyman Comments on Film’s Delay

On Friday, Common Photos introduced that it could delay its reboot of the Candyman horror franchise from director Nia DaCosta from its deliberate October launch date into 2021. The transfer comes as theaters are struggling to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, DaCosta took to Twitter to share her ideas on that call. “We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters,” DaCosta writes. “Not only for the spectacle however as a result of the movie is about group and stories–how they form one another, how they form us. It is in regards to the collective expertise of trauma and pleasure, struggling and triumph, and the tales we inform round it.

“We wished the horror and humanity of CANDYMAN to be skilled in a collective, a group, so we’re pushing Candyman to subsequent yr, to make sure that everybody can see the movie, in theaters, and share in that have.”

We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters. Not only for the spectacle however as a result of the movie is about group and stories–how they form one another, how they form us. It’s in regards to the collective expertise of trauma and pleasure, struggling and triumph, and the tales we inform round it.

— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) September 12, 2020

Candyman already suffered one delay. Initially scheduled for launch in June, Common pushed it into October earlier within the pandemic. This new delay follows Warner Bros. delaying Surprise Girl 1984 once more after seeing reasonable returns on Tenet’s theatrical launch.

DaCosta directs the brand new Candyman movie from a screenplay she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. It’s a direct sequel to the unique Candyman film from 1992. Tony Todd reprises his function because the title character. The movie’s forged additionally contains Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. Principal images on the brand new Candyman started in August 2019 within the Chicago space. Filming wrapped in September 2019.

“The unique was a landmark movie for black illustration within the horror style. Alongside Evening of the Residing Lifeless, Candyman was a serious inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a daring new expertise like Nia on the helm of this venture is really thrilling,” Peele mentioned in an announcement saying the film. “We’re honored to deliver the following chapter within the Candyman canon to life and keen to supply new audiences with an entry level to Clive Barker’s legend.”

The unique Candyman film was an adaptation of a Clive Barker story. It starred Tony Todd because the titular villain and spawned two sequels. In August, Todd acknowledged that the brand new movie would make followers of the unique trilogy proud.

“They’re ending up touches, and I am in all probability going to get a replica in a well timed vogue. I am totally aboard the workforce,” Todd informed MovieWeb. “It is an ideal workforce. Nia DaCosta … not solely a feminine director however an African American director. You have got Jordan Peele, who’s arguably one of many hottest producers round proper now. I feel individuals are gonna be proud to see the character and the story proceed. The complete movie is shot in Chicago. That new look Chicago.”

Candyman will debut in 2021.