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New take on Candyman moves to August 2021
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New take on Candyman moves to August 2021

The new take on Candyman has been pushed back to next summer. 

The film was due to hit UK cinemas on July 12th this summer, but was delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic to September and then taken off Universal's release schedule. 

It has now moved back to August 27th in 2021. 

Candyman is a one-armed man with a hook for a hand who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror.

In the 1992 film, the character, who is thought to be a myth, he is brought back to life by grad student Helen Lyle, who has decided to write a thesis about local legends and myths.

Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen leads the way, with Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo in supporting roles. Tony Todd, who played the character in the 1992 movie, is back once again.

In the new movie, Abdul-Mateen plays visual artist Anthony McCoy, who has just moved into a flat with his girlfriend. With his career stalling, a chance encounter exposes him 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.

Jordan Peele has produced the movie and has co-written the script with Win Rosenfeld, with Nia DaCosta, director of dark drama Little Woods, on directing duty.

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