Modern horror icon, Slender Man, will soon be arriving on the big screen. Screen Gems is developing a movie based off the meme that circulated the Internet. The character was created within a Something Awful forum contest. The contest encouraged people to make everyday photographs look supernatural.
The script has already been written by David Birke and the movie is looking to land a release date in 2017 with production starting in the fall of 2016.
The character of the “Slender Man” kidnaps children and influences people to commit awful acts. Ever since the meme surfaced on the Internet, fans have been adding in lore to the character, creating short films, video games and pop culture references. If the Slender Man looks familiar, he appears to be similar to characters that have appeared on BBC’s Doctor Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Screen Gems is known for backing horror movies. They have worked on films like The Mothman Prophecies, Boogeyman, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hostel and the Resident Evil and Underworld franchises.
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