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The Slender Man is actually getting a movie

05.05.2016by: Brennan Klein
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It seems like every couple months or so, we hear about a new project based on the popular creepypasta meme The Slender Man. Some of them come to fruition, like the indie flick ENTITY or the HBO doc BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN. However, most of these only amount to rumor, like the theory that the next season of American Horror Story would focus on the sinister presence.

But I'm here to tell you that the Slender Man will finally hit the big screen in his own feature film. Screen Gems is in negotiations with Mythology Entertainment for a film adaptation of the story, which first appeared on the web site Something Awful.

Here's a bit of the mythos around Slender Man:

He is most commonly described as very tall and thin with unnaturally long, tentacle-like arms, which he can extend to intimidate or capture prey. In most stories his face is white and featureless, but occasionally his face appears differently to anyone who sees it. He appears to be wearing a dark suit and tie. The Slender Man is often associated with the forest and/or abandoned locations and has the ability to teleport.Proximity to the Slender Man is often said to trigger a "Slender sickness"; a rapid onset of paranoia, nightmares and delusions accompanied by nosebleeds.

Early stories featured him targeting children or young adults. Some featured young adults driven insane or to act on his behalf.

The script has been written by David Birke (13 SINS, GACY), and the studios are looking to begin production this Fall. No director is currently attached. More on this story as it breaks!

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite creepypasta meme?

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4:36PM on 05/05/2016

I don't know the status but...

...this was technically already getting an adaptation, with Doug Jones starring. Marble Hornets, a web series that I guess was sorta based on the SM, was supposed to be in production. Not sure if those actual murders inspired by the SM mythos disrupted that, though.
...this was technically already getting an adaptation, with Doug Jones starring. Marble Hornets, a web series that I guess was sorta based on the SM, was supposed to be in production. Not sure if those actual murders inspired by the SM mythos disrupted that, though.
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4:38PM on 05/05/2016
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