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‘Slender Man’ Movie Finds Director in Sylvain White

4 January 2017 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s Screen Gems has tapped “Stomp the Yard” director Sylvain White for its “Slender Man” horror movie, based on the supernatural character who stalks, abducts and traumatizes people.

Screen Gems began negotiations last May to acquire feature film rights from Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and No Dream Entertainment. Producers are planning to start shooting by the spring.

Producers of the “Slender Man” movie are Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak for Mythology; Madhouse’s Robyn Meisinger; and No Dream’s Sarah Snow. Executive producers are Tracey Nyberg, Louis Sallerson, Adam Kolbrenner and Ryan Cunningham.

Slender Man is a tall, thin figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face. The figure first appeared on the Internet in 2009 as a submission in a photoshop contest in which users were challenged to edit everyday photographs to appear paranormal.

A forum poster with the user name “Victor Surge” contributed two black »

- Dave McNary

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The Losers director Sylvain White set to direct Slender Man for Screen Gems

4 January 2017 12:08 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Word has come in that Screen Gems has tapped Sylvain White, helmer of such films as Stomp The Yard and the criminally underrated film adaptation for Vertigo Comic’s The Losers to direct Slender Man - a movie based on the once-popular Horror video game sensation. With production expected to begin in the Spring, Slender Man will be scripted by David Birke with Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and... Read More »

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Slender Man Horror Movie Finds Director

4 January 2017 10:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sylvain White will direct Slender Man, the Screen Gems feature based on the popular horror meme.

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.

HBO has an upcoming doc based on the internet-age bogeyman, Beware the Slenderman.

Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak will produce the feature under their Mythology Entertainment banner, which originally held »

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