While he is still known for his comedic work on shows like Mad TV and Keye and Peele, Jordan Peele has recently shown fans a different side of himself by directing a producing more horror-related projects, such as last year's acclaimed horror film, Get Out, and a Twilight Zone revival produced by his company, Monkeypaw Productions. It sounds like Peele's dive into frightening fiction will continue, as a new report suggests he may be involved in a reboot of the 1992 film Candyman.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, while the current holder of the rights to the franchise is unknown, Peele is in talks to serve as a producer on the film through Monkeypaw Productions, with no comment as to whether or not he'll also direct it.
Based on the story The Forbidden by Clive Barker, the original Candyman movie starred Tony Todd as the titular villain, the ghost of a murdered artist who can be summoned when someone says his name five times in a mirror, then murders the person with a hook on his right arm. The film spawned two direct-to-video sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and Candyman: Day of the Dead, also starring Todd. Recently, the director of the original film, Bernard Rose, had expressed interest in producing a true sequel to the first movie, even wanting to bring back Virginia Madsen as her character from the film, Helen.
The Candyman reboot currently has no release date planned, and no cast announced as of this point in time.