With the crisis of the coronavirus beginning still in certain parts of the world, distributors are beginning to foresee that the situation is going for longer than they were expecting and they are leaving it quite empty of new releases in the month of June. This time it’s Universal who has moved tab with ‘Candyman’.
The horror film he had marked his debut for June 12, but the distributor has decided to postpone it to the 25th of September. He now faces ‘The Trials of the Chicago 7’ Aaron Sorkin, ‘The Many Saints of Newark’, ‘Last Night in Soho’ and ‘What About Love’.
This new ‘Candyman’, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the classic horror, directed by Nia Da Costa and features a script written by her, Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars in the tape, and it is rumored that Tony Todd could appear recovering its role as Candyman, as in the original.
The that hold up in June
June, at the moment, it is half gas just in case the pandemic was controlled enough to re-open the cinemas and not to spoil another lucrative month of the summertime. Hold up on the calendar next to Pixar, ‘Soul’, ‘Kajillionaire’, ‘The King of Staten Island’ and ‘Fatale’. But we must be attentive to the evolution of the situation.