Thursday, May 5, 2016

Slenderman Roundup

Slender Man, the Internet meme originally created during a contest on the Something Awful forums, continues to creep his way into various aspects of both social media and the entertainment industry.

Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, recently announced that it has a Slender man film in the works.  Apparently, a script by writer David Birke has been completed and production is scheduled to being in the fall of 2016 with the movie slated for release in 2017.
There's no word on the story, but indications are that it will follow the general fabricated history of the character.

Screen Gems has an extensive horror library already with films such as Resident Evil and the Underworld franchise. 

Meanwhile, HBO films has announced that it will air a documentary on Slender Man later this fall. 

"Beware the Slenderman" is directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky and it follows the story of Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, the two young girls involved in the notorious Slenderman murder plot that unfolded in 2014 in Wisconsin.

HBO says the documentary is meant to explain the dark side of the Internet and its ability to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.

And finally, website Dread Central is reporting that the sixth season of the popular show "American Horror Story" will be centered around Slenderman.

Reports state that a script has been written and that AHS is anxious to adapt it to the show, though a final deal has not yet been cut.


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