Congratulations are in order as Nia DaCosta becomes the first black female director to achieve the achievement!

After a recent cinema visit to watch ‘OLD’, I was subjected to one of the most terrifying trailers I’ve seen in a minute. As someone old enough to remember how scary the 1993 original was, I can admit that I am too pussy to re-watch it ever. But this new one, with Jordan Peele handling the screenplay, has me seriously tempted. 

Like the original, the new movie is set in Chicago, however this time this city is newly gentrified and captured with glossy, high-quality production. The 2021 Candyman looks like it’s going to be one of the best film releases of the year, especially if the US viewings are anything to go by. 

Having opened in theatres this weekend, the movie grossed $22.3 Million to become the first Number 1 film in history directed by a Black woman. Nia DaCosta also co-wrote ‘Candyman’, which is sure to become a cult classic for future generations, much like the original. 

American actor, film producer, and voice actor, Tony Todd, who played Candyman in the original also appears in the new movie, but we’re not giving you any spoilers.Be sure to check it out now it’s hit UK cinemas!

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