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O…. He’s Back!


In 1992, Bernard Rose directed slasher film, The Candyman. The

movie follows Helen Lyle, played by Virginia Madsen, as she researches

urban legends. This particular urban legend follows the Candyman, who

when alive, was lynched. The significant thing about his death was that he

was smeared with honey, hung upside down, and stung to death by bees.

Lyle does not believe in the urban legend, but later finds out that the

Candyman is very much alive, and can be summoned by saying his name

five times.

Fast forward to June 12th, 2020...Jordan Peele, who wrote and

produced the hit movies Get Out and Us, is remaking Candyman along with Win Rosefield. Sources say the movie won’t be a remake, but a sequel to the original film. Here is what we know:

(1) The neighborhood in the movie will be a mixed neighborhood and in no

way related to the Cabrini Green housing project, like in the first film.

(2) Candyman is one of Peele’s favorite films so he will probably be very

picky about the new film.

(3) The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in Aqua Man.

(4) The original Candyman, Tony Todd, may or may not return. Peele was

seen eating lunch with Todd. So we wonder...Was Peele doing research or

talking to him about his new role?

(5) The movie is currently being filmed in Chicago.

Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candy…

Well, we will have to wait and see!

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