Jordan Peele and Lakeith Stanfield are planning a "Get Out" reunion.
Peele is producing and co-wrote the script for a "Candyman" reboot that is described as "a spiritual sequel" to the 1992 horror classic. Nia DaCosta ("Little Woods") is on board to direct. And Stanfield is in talks to star as the protagonist, news that was first reported by SuperBroMovies and confirmed by Collider.
The "Sorry to Bother You" actor would play Anthony, a "socially pronounced artist" who is researching the urban legend known as Candyman. Then, the people around Anthony start dying.
(It's unclear if the victims chanted the name "Candyman" five times in front of the mirror. )
The 1992 film, based on a short story by Clive Barker, was the first major horror film with a black main villain, as Candyman was a former slave who'd had his hand cut off. Peele has called it "a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre.”
Of course, Peele previously addressed racial themes in horror movies in his mega hit "Get Out," which featured Stanfield in a memorable supporting role.
The new "Candyman" is slated for release June 12, 2020.