Candyman Reboot to Begin Filming Next Month in Chicago

The upcoming spiritual sequel will begin filming in mid-August and wrap up in the early fall.

By Chris Morse

Jordan Peele's upcoming Candyman film is still in its early stages of production, but a new report indicates that filming is set to kick off very soon in Chicago. According to Chicago Tribune, the "spiritual sequel" will begin shooting in the city in mid-August and wrap up sometime in the early fall.

Specific locations for the production have not yet been revealed, but it is reported that all of the filming will be done in Chicago. Although the original film was set in the city, the interior shots were done on set back in Los Angeles, with only exterior filming done in the city itself. As you can see, the new film will be taking a different approach altogether.

Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original, will take place in the same Chicago neighborhood made famous by Tony Todd’s chilling rendition of the urban legend, Candyman, otherwise known as Daniel Robitaille. The film will be directed by Nia DaCosta with a screenplay jointly written by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. MGM is producing and financing the film.

Starring in the film is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq). Tony Todd has expressed interest in being involved in some way, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Production on Candyman is underway with a target release date of June 12th, 2020. We will be sure to provide you all of the latest details on this project here on Dead Entertainment.

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