Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld's Monkeypaw Productions, the filmmakers behind Universal's Oscar-winning blockbuster Get Out, has partnered with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures to re-imagine the 1992 horror classic Candyman for a contemporary audience. Based on Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden, the film will be directed by Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), from a screenplay by Peele and Rosenfeld. A 'spiritual sequel' to the first film, this new Candyman returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Production is expected to begin Spring 2019.

  • Jun 12, 2020
  • Horror

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    NIA DACOSTADirector

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  • Jordan Peele

    Jordan PeeleWriter

    Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son. He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend Keegan-Michael Key, for writing and directing the horror film Get Out (2017), which was nominated for Best Picture, lead Actor, Screenplay (winning the prize), and Director at the Academy Awards, and for writing-directing-plus duties on Us (2019), a horror film that had one of the highest live action non-franchise openings of all time.
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