Jordan Peele to produce Candyman remake?
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 September 2018
Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele is reportedly in talks to produce a remake of 'Candyman'
Jordan Peele is reportedly in talks to produce a remake of 'Candyman'.
The 39-year-old star - who made his directorial debut with the 2017 horror movie 'Get Out' - has opened negotiations about producing, and possibly even directing, a remake of the 1992 slasher film, according to Bloody-Disgusting.
The original hit starred the likes of Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, and Xander Berkeley, and focused on the story of a student who was trying to complete a thesis on urban legends.
The student ultimately encountered the legend of Candyman, who is an artist and also the son of a slave who had his hand severed before being murdered.
Prior to directing 'Get Out', Jordan was best-known for starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key in the Comedy Central sketch series 'Key & Peele'.
The acclaimed filmmaker previously revealed he can see strong similarities between the comedy and horror genres.
He explained: "The reason they work, why they get primal, audible reactions from us is because they allow us to purge our own fears and discomforts in a safe environment. It's like therapy.
"You deal with deep issues that are uncomfortable with the hope that there is a release."
Jordan also explained that the inspiration for 'Get Out' - which tells the story of a black man who is introduced to the family of his white girlfriend - can be traced back to Barack Obama becoming the US President.
He said: "The genesis for the film was when Obama was elected and there was this sentiment that we can stop talking about race now because we've just solved the problem.
"We are now living in a system where racism is involved with policy. We've left the era where people were trying to pretend that race doesn't exist."