Teyonah Parris (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Chi-Raq”) is in negotiations to star opposite “Aquaman” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the refresh of the 1990s cult horror franchise “Candyman” at MGM and Universal Pictures.
The new film is being dubbed a ‘spiritual sequel’ to the original 1992 film and returns to the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
That original, an adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” starred Virginia Madsen as a graduate student who explores the legend of Candyman while writing a thesis on urban legends.
In the new take, Abdul-Mateen is in talks to play an artist who becomes obsessed with the bloody legend. If the deal goes through, Parris will play his art dealer girlfriend.
Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”) is slated to helm while Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld are producing via Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions. Shooting aims to begin early Summer ahead of a June 12th 2020 release.
Source: Heat Vision