I am so looking forward to this! The original is one of my favourite horror movies of all time.
The first I heard of this reboot was when Twitter blew up because everyone was talking about it as a Jordan Peele film when it’s directed by Nia DaCosta.
I loved the original movie - Tony Todd is an icon. A scary, scary icon. I don’t know how this one could live up to it. Again, I can only stress I know nothing about it - but I hope they’re going down the ‘a new take’ route rather than ‘remaking the original’.
I was just watching an interview with him from a convention and he seriously seems like the nicest guy in real life. But yeah, a chilling performance in the original. So good!
I’ve heard from people who’ve met him at conventions that he’s a really good guy. A lot of fans were also really impressed that he came in and recorded a commentary for the Arrow Blu-Ray release of Candyman in 2018.
I’ve just remembered he was also in Final Destination, that blew my mind the first time I watch it. “Well, this is a diverting horror film, I might keep watching- holy crap, that’s Tony Todd! I guess I’m watching it all now.”
Speaking of, this article was published today. Well worth a read if you’ve ever watched the films and/or are feeling an overwhelming wave of nostalgia right now as you realise it is 20 (20!) years old.
Oops. Would’ve helped if I hadn’t forgotten to paste the link in, wouldn’t it? I’m an eejit
Oh that article
Loved the original!
The OST for the original was incredible, too