Tony Todd returns for Candyman 4

About a year I interviewed “Candyman” star Tony Todd and he told us he’d love to do another “Candyman” movie with original helmer Clive Barker.

Seems he has got his wish.

Talking to Fangoria, Todd confirmed plans for a big-budget “Candyman 4” as well as a third “Final Destination” flick.

"Right now we’re prepping a fourth CANDYMAN film," reveals the ever-friendly star. "It’s going to be big-budget—we’re looking at $25 million. There have been a lot of successful horror films made since we did the last movie, and Clive [Barker] and I have had three or four meetings about the film, talking about storyboarding ideas."

"It’s going to be set in New England, and the initial image will be of Candyman in a blizzard. The story is about a double identity. I can tell you that it’s set at an all-girls college where there is a descendant of Candyman—a professor who doesn’t actually know who or what Candyman is." Todd also claims that the film will have nothing in common with 1999’s badly received, straight-to-video entry CANDYMAN: DAY OF THE DEAD, which the actor himself admits some disappointment with. "It’s going to be stand-alone," he says of the new project. "There will be no number attached to it."

Barker will apparently be "absolutely hands-on" with the movie, with Todd adding that "he’s a story consultant and an executive producer."

Barker is also trying to reclaim the rights to both “Candyman” and “Hellraiser” franchises to do a team-up movie!

And “Final Destination 3”? "Right now they’re prepping it," he says. Although the actor has no specific information about the third film’s plot, he does claim that his macabre morgue attendant Mr. Bludworth is likely to make a further appearance. "They didn’t kill me, did they?" the actor teases. And Fangoria has heard rumblings that his and everyone else’s character will receive additional dimension in the sequel—plans are to shoot it in 3-D!"

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