The internet generated meme Slender Man is finally getting his own feature film written to scare.
There are a lot of people out there with vivid imaginations and while some horror movie characters or rather ghosts and monsters we see might be based on true stories, some are entirely a work of fiction and imagination.
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One of such characters is the Slender Man. Taking its flight on a horror website called Something Awful, Slender Man made his first appearance in a two of the photos submitted by a contestant in a photo contestant that was being held on the website.
He was a photo shopped figure in the back of two photographs in which he appeared as a pale, tall thin man with slender, long fingers and slender, expressionless face hence the name Slender Man.
The photo soon went viral garnering a lot of memes, short films, cosplay, and video games. According to the growing myth around the Slender Man, he was responsible for the abduction of many children and controlled adults’ minds to manipulate them into doing heinous deeds.
Completely fictional and internet generated, Screen Gems saw the potential in the character and hence contacted the Mythology Entertainment production company run by Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak, to produce a film version of the character.
Mythology Entertainment working in collaboration with Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment will work together to acquire the rights the character being featured in the motion picture. Fischer, Vanderbilt and Sherak will serve as producers with Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse Entertainment and Sarah Snow of It Is No Dream.
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According to Comicbook, Mythology executive VP film Tracey Nyberg is set to executive produce the movie, along with It Is No Dream’s Louis Sallerson and Madhouse's Adam Kolbrenner and Ryan Cunningham. Screen Gems has offered a script for the movie written by David Birke and is seeking a Fall 2016 production for a 2017 release.