Lakeith Stanfield approached for Jordan Peele's "Candyman"

Image has been edited using a digital filter) Lakeith Stanfield arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles,...

Jordan Peele looks determined to continue a streak in the horror genre.

Jordan Peele's directorial-debut Get Out was the breakthrough indie success story of 2017. The film impressed audiences and critics alike with its blend of horror, race-satire and social commentary, and his upcoming film, Us, teases much of the same. 

He is quickly becoming one of the most regarded modern filmmakers of the horror genre, and we haven't even seen his sophomore effort. On the strength of his first feature, fans are clamouring for news of more horror ventures; here's some news... 

Although not directing, it looks like Peele is set to produce a remake of Bernard Rose's 1992 film Candyman. According to Collider, Peele has co-written the script and the project will be directed by Nia DaCosta (Little Woods). Recently, SuperBroMovies have enlightened fans of the original that Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You, Get Out) is in talks to star in the film, not as the iconic antagonist, but as the film's protagonist; a young man researching the urban legend. 

Stanfield is a great performer, and hopefully, he'll be cast in this latest reimagining of a genre fan-favourite. More news is likely to follow. 

Also, be sure to check out our analysis of the trailer for Jordan Peele's Us

 

 

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