Upcoming Screen Gems Slender Man has landed its director. Stomp the Yard and The Losers director Sylvain White will helm the project. Slender Man will be White’s return to horror since I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer back in 2006. Don’t get this confused with HBO’s documentary Beware the Slenderman, which has nothing to do with the Screen Gems version.
Slender Man is depicted as a lanky, faceless figure in a black suit and originated as an internet meme. It grew to fame following the reports that violent acts were being committed in his name, including a much publicized story of two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin who lured a friend into the woods and nearly stabbed her to death.
Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak will produce the feature under their Mythology Entertainment banner, which originally held the rights to Slender Man across all platforms, including motion picture.
Slender Man is scripted by David Birke (Gacy).