Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Horror sequel Candyman will be released next year instead of in October as planned.
Aquaman and Watchmen alum Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays a struggling artist who goes insane after discovering an urban legend about a supernatural murderer who can be summoned by chanting his name in a mirror's reflection.
Nia DaCosta directed the movie she wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. It is a sequel to 1992's Candyman.
U.S. theaters have been reopening after months of being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but most major film releases are being postponed as people continue to social distance.
There is also no word when theaters in New York and Los Angeles -- two of the biggest markets for Hollywood's films -- will start screening again.