Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original horror classic, has become the latest film to be bitten by the Coronavirus bug, according to Universal.
The movie has been pushed back to Sept. 25 from its original release date of June 12, the studio said.
The movie, directed by Nia DaCosta, is helmed by producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the sequel with Win Rosenfeld.
The film’s back story centers around the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, where a story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand terrorized the locals. The killer can be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror.
The sequel starts in the present day after the Cabrini buildings have been razed and an artist and his girlfriend move into a condo built on the site. It isn’t long before the artist learns about the blood-curdling stories of the Candyman. And his new paintings open a door to a whole new horror for those around him.