Candyman (2021) is billed as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to the original and returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars as Candyman. He best known for playing Black Manta in Aquaman. Jordan Peele produces.
The original Candyman arrived in theaters in 1992 and took in a tepid $25 million, but became a cult classic upon its VHS and cable TV releases.
Originally scheduled for release on June 12, 2020, the film was put on the shelf due to Wuhan coronavirus and all movie theaters in the world being closed. Its new tentative release date is August 27, 2021.