Sony Sweet on a ‘Candyman’ Remake

Tony Todd in CandymanThe horror film reunion continues and it looks like Candyman wants in, but Tony Todd won’t be showing up?

Shocktillyoudrop reports that Sony is considering bringing back the 90’s horror legend, following the footsteps of remakes involving Jason Voorhees, Mike Myers, Freddy, Leatherface, and Barbara Bush in lingerie. Okay, one of those isn’t true. Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t out yet.

While Sony is only in “early talks” about the film, it comes as a surprise that they’re considering a re-cast of the title character, made famous by the always creepy Tony Todd. (The guy was even creepy in Final Destination for Christ’s sake.) Rumor has it that the killer may be caucasian this time, which would definitely mean an edit of the character’s backstory.

The Candyman trilogy, based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”, first came to theatres in 1992, then followed with Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and finally Candyman: Day of the Dead in 1999. It will be interesting to see if Sony goes with a straight-up remake or more of a re-imagining of the character.

Are you interested in a Candyman remake? Where does Candyman rank on your list of horror films?

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (

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