Director Nia DaCosta’s reboot of the Candyman franchise / “spiritual sequel” to the original (which you can watch HERE) was released into theatres in August, then received a VOD release in September (and you can watch it at THIS LINK). Now it has been revealed that the film is coming to 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 16th – and Amazon is already accepting pre-orders!
DaCosta wrote the screenplay for the new Candyman with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. It has the following synopsis:
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and original Candyman cast member Vanessa Williams, reprising the role of Anne-Marie McCoy. The Anthony McCoy mentioned in the synopsis is Anne-Marie’s son, the baby from the first film. Tony Todd is also in the film, and so is a Candyman who is named Sherman Fields and played by Michael Hargrove.
Ian Cooper produced this Candyman with Peele and Rosenfeld.
Our own The Iceman gave the film a 7/10 review, and a 7 is the most I would be able to give as well… It was okay, but I wasn’t really into it, just like I wasn’t a fan of the previous sequels. The original Candyman remains the only one I need to have in my collection.