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.
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