Jordan Peele’s Candyman Reboot Has Wrapped Filming

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has announced the completion of production on the upcoming spiritual sequel to the horror classic.

By Chris Morse

It looks like that’s a wrap for Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of Candyman, which is set to be released next summer. Production had been underway in Chicago since last month and star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II took to Facebook today to announce the completion of filming with a bit of a hat tip to the cast, crew, and creators. Have a look below for his post.

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), Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead). The cast also includes Rebecca Spence, Christiana Clark, Brian King, Kyle Kaminsky, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, and Cedric Mays. Tony Todd has expressed interest in being involved in some way, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Production on Candyman has just wrapped 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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