News ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Could Potentially Be Our New ‘Candyman’ Published 6 months ago on February 27, 2019 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Nia DaCosta is set to direct the next Candyman movie for MGM, which will be produced by Jordan Peele (Us). Apparently it’s going to be a “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s original 1993 horror classic. Variety is reporting today that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in James Wan’s 2018 Science Fiction flick Aquaman, is in talks for the role of Candyman. The new Candyman returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM Motion Picture Group, had the following to say about the upcoming project: “We cannot wait for the world to see what the mind-blowing combination of Jordan, Win, and Nia bring to the legend of Candyman. They have created a story that will not only pay reverence to Clive Barker’s haunting and brilliant source material, but is also thoroughly modern and will bring in a whole new generation of fans.” Peele also shared his thoughts on the reimagining: “The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ ‘Candyman’ was a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the ‘Candyman’ canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.” What do you think about this casting news? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section below. Dark Universe will post more details as soon as we hear more. Related Topics:CandymanJordan PeeleNia DaCostaYahya Abdul-Mateen II Up Next MPAA Has Granted Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy’ an R-Rating for Strong Bloody Violence and Gore Don't Miss Wild Eye Releasing Acquires Horror Anthology ‘HI-DEATH’, Coming This June Advertisement You may like ‘Candyman’ Begins Filming, Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join the Cast New ‘Candyman’ Movie Set to Begin Filming in Chicago This August Universal Pictures Releasing Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray This July NECA Set to Unleash New ‘Candyman’ Action Figure This November Eerie New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘US’ Warns You to Watch Yourself Arrow Video Releasing Stunning ‘Candyman’ Limited Edition (UK) Blu-Ray Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD20 hours ago ‘Howling III: The Marsupials’ Howls on (UK) Blu-Ray This October News1 day ago Tom Atkins Would “Love” a Cameo in ‘Halloween Ends’ and ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 day ago ‘Halloween: Kills’ is Set to Begin Filming in Three Weeks Editorials3 days ago Cannibal Holocaust: Who Are The Real Cannibals? News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News4 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Unleashing Must-Have ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Limited Edition Blu-Ray News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News2 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News4 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News1 month ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!