The Jordan Peele scribed reboot of the 90's horror film Candyman will not be released in 2020 as initially intended.
Universal Pictures was already forced to delay the release from it's June 12th date, first with a postponed move to September, then again pushed to October. This week, the studio announced that the release was being shelved until 2021, with no new date in the books.
The film's director Nia DaCosta has tweeted the following in response to the continued delays.
"We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters. Not just for the spectacle but because the film is about community and stories--how they shape each other, how they shape us. It’s about the collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph, and the stories we tell around it."
DaCosta followed up with another.
"We wanted the horror and humanity of CANDYMAN to be experienced in a collective, a community, so we’re pushing Candyman to next year, to ensure that everyone can see the film, in theaters, and share in that experience."