Candyman is a supernatural slasher movie directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. It was released in theatres in 2021. The movie is a direct sequel to the 1992 film version, as well as the fourth installment in the Candyman movie franchise, and is based on Clive Barker’s short tale ‘The Forbidden.’
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Kyle Kaminsky are among the cast members. Vanessa Williams, Virginia Madsen, and Tony Todd return in the sequel to their roles in the first movie. Original filmmaker Bernard Rose wanted to make a prequel picture about Candyman and Helen’s love, therefore plans for a new Candyman film began in the early 2000s. The studio, however, turned it down, and the project went into development hell.
Peele signed on as a producer for the latest movie in 2018 through his company, Monkeypaw Productions, and it was later confirmed in November of that year that Peele would produce the film with Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, partnering with Rosenfeld to co-produce the film, and DaCosta would direct the movie. In Chicago, Illinois, principal photography for the film began in August 2019 and ended in September 2019.
Critics complimented DaCosta’s direction, visual aesthetic, and blend of social satire and horror in the picture, which earned mostly excellent reviews. On a $25 million budget, it has generated $77 million worldwide.
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