Universal Pictures, in conjunction with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, has revealed the first official poster today from their upcoming CANDYMAN.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us, Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, Dear White People), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Misfits”, “Dracula“) and Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”, “Fear the Walking Dead“) are starring in the film. Tony Todd has returned in the titular role. The cast is rounded out by a lineup of talented local actors from the Chicago area.
Written by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld and directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), CANDYMAN is a spiritual sequel to the 1992 gothic horror film by Bernard Rose, originally based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden. The film was be shot entirely in Chicago and feature various locations throughout the city, including the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified North Side where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
Collaborating with DaCosta is a creative team led by EP and UPM David Kern (The Age of Adaline, The Lincoln Lawyer), director of photography John Guleserian (Love, Simon, Like Crazy); production designer Cara Brower (Us, Twin Peaks ); costume designer Lizzie Cook (Sense8, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and VFX supervisor James Mcquaide (The Boy, Underworld franchise).
Universal Pictures will distribute CANDYMAN globally with the U.S. release date slated for June 12, 2020.