In news sure to leave Jordan Peele fans sour, ‘Candyman’ is among the famed director/producer’s films set to get pushed back on the calendar in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“MGM’s “Candyman,” a reboot of the 1992 slasher film, has pushed its release date because theaters are still closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Candyman” — directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele — is based on the grim urban legend. As the tale goes, saying his name five times to a mirror will cause him to appear and kill whoever summoned him.”
Originally set for a June 12 premiere, the horror film will now open Sept. 25, 2020.
‘Antebellum’ – starring Janelle Monáe – is not connected to Jordan directly but is notably produced by Raymond Mansfield and Sean McKittrick (who between them worked on producing Peele films ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’).
Originally scheduled to hit theaters April 24, now it’s been completely removed from theatrical release until further notice.
“Lionsgate has joined the parade of releases pulled from theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic, pulling the Chris Rock-Samuel L. Jackson “Saw” reboot, Janelle Monae’s “Antebellum” and Sarah Paulson’s “Run.”