We broke the news two weeks ago that Jordan Peele (Get Out) is in talks to produce a remake of the Bernard Rose-directed Candyman through his Monkeypaw Productions, but at this time we have no idea what form that project will be taking. Of course, we’d love to see Tony Todd back in the role, which he made iconic across three films back in the 1990s.
So what does Tony Todd think of a potential remake? Todd, who returns to the big screen this weekend in Hell Fest, answered that question in a chat with Nightmare on Film Street.
“I didn’t realize that importance at the time, about how impactful Candyman was, particularly in the inner cities which had some of the strongest fanbase. He was that African-American representing, you know, us.” Todd told the site, before digging into the remake. “So I’m honored. If Jordan wants to do it, do it. I know I’d rather have him do it, someone with intelligence, who’s going to be thoughtful and dig into the whole racial makeup of who Candyman is and why he existed in the first place.”
The horror legend added, “I know he’ll give homage and I know that if it gets made, I’ll have a plate at the table one way or the other.”
Catch Tony Todd in the slasher Hell Fest, in theaters this Friday!