Sony Pictures explores the Slender Man urban legend in an upcoming 2018 horror film directed by Sylvain White (Hawaii Five-O, Stomp the Yard). The studio just released a new Slender Man trailer along with a poster for the thriller which is based on a 2009 creepypasta Internet meme featuring the bizarre character created by Victor Surge (real name: Eric Knudsen).
David Birke (A Kidnapping in the Family) wrote the screenplay and Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger, and Sarah Snow served as producers. Sony Pictures is set to open the horror film in theaters on May 18, 2018.
The cast of Slender Man includes Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence, White House Down), Julia Goldani-Telles (The Affair, Nurse Jackie), Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns, When the Bough Breaks), Annalise Basso (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Ouija: Origin of Evil), and Javier Botet (Insidious: The Last Key, The Conjuring 2).
In an interview with Know Your Meme, creator Eric Knudsen discussed the creation and spread of his popular Slender Man character. “Before you had angels and succubi, and then ghosts and spirits, today we have shadow people and inter-dimensional beings. The Slender Man, and other newly created entities, are just the newest addition in the progression of a long, and very real, human tradition. You’ve seen him, now you can’t unsee him,” said Knudsen.
The Plot: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.