Jordan Peele Reportedly in Talks to Produce Candyman Remake

It’s unclear if the filmmaker will direct but his company will produce.

By Chris Morse

Jordan Peele is apparently keeping very busy these days. Since taking home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his debut film, Get Out, the filmmaker has established his own production company, announced his next film, Us, and was tapped to executive produce a CBS All-Access revival of The Twilight Zone. That’s not all for Peele, however, as it has just been reported by Bloody-Disgusting that he is in talks to produce a Candyman remake through his very own Monkeypaw Productions.

There is no word yet on the details of these talks, or if Peele himself is even planning on taking the director’s chair for this one, but they are reportedly in progress and we’ll be sure to follow up when we hear something further. As for Candyman, Clive Barker adapted his short story for the big screen back in 1992 and Tony Todd’s chilling portrayal of our titular vengeful spirit still immensely holds up to this day. The film led to 2 sequels and wouldn’t be the first on this author’s list of works in need of a remake, but there it is nonetheless.

Keep an eye on Dead Entertainment for all of the latest on this Candyman remake as well as Jordan Peele’s other upcoming projects.


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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo