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Sony developing movie based on internet meme 'Slender Man'

Engadget Engadget 8/05/2016 Edgar Alvarez
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Sony's said to be working on a horror film about "Slender Man," the paranormal character who rose to internet fame in recent years. According to The New York Times, Screen Gems, a studio that's part of Sony Pictures, is currently in talks to develop a movie based on the chilling meme. The report claims this future adaption doesn't have a complete script yet, but there's a chance production could start before the end of 2016.

It'll be interesting to see how the story turns out, especially since Slender Man played a major role during a crime investigation in 2014. Back then, two 12-year-old girls were accused of stabbing a friend as part of a dark admiration for the fictional figure -- an outrageous and gruesome act, to say the least. Further details on the purported movie are scant right now, but we will likely find out more over the coming months.

The New York Times

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