Jordan Peele has been confirmed to be on board the Candyman sequel as executive producer.
The film, which arrives 27 years after Bernard Rose’s original, will be directed by Little Woods filmmaker Nia DaCosta. MGM and Universal have confirmed that news, describing the project as “spiritual sequel” and will see set returning to the same Chicago neighbourhood of the first film, which has since been gentrified.
“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre,” said Peele in the press release.
“Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.”
Production on the Universal Pictures movie is expected to begin next spring, with a 12 June, 2020 release date on the cards.