Ever since it first popped up onto the web, the internet meme Slender Man has scared up quite a sensation. A few months ago it was rumored that the next season of Ryan Murphy’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY would feature the creepy character created by Something Awful forum contributor Eric Knudsen. Now comes word that there’ll actually be a full-blown movie based on the character.
ComicBook.com is reporting that David Birke (13 SINS) has turned in a script and that Screen Gems is looking to go into production this fall for a 2017 release. Knudsen, who created the character as part of a 2009 forum contest where posters were asked to contribute photos of everyday life that included a supernatural twist, gave Slender Man a backstory when it became an online sensation. Knudsen’s lore for the character is that he abducts small children and convinces people to do awful things.
SLENDER MAN would be the latest in a long line of horror flicks from Screen Gems, who’ve also given us movies like HOSTEL, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, and THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES. The studio is currently looking for a director for the project.
You psyched to see SLENDER MAN get the big screen treatment?