"So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he's trying to kill me." So began the Twitter
thread of Adam Ellis
, an artist and former BuzzFeed
writer who began being haunted by a ghost child known as "Dear David" in his apartment back in August of 2017. Filled with unsettling photos and eerie updates, Ellis' Twitter thread went viral, and now New Line Cinema
has acquired the rights to distribute a movie based on Ellis' supernatural experiences.
Collider was the first to report that New Line Cinema came out on top in a bidding battle for the rights to Dear David, which will be produced by BuzzFeed Studios
and Dan Lin
's (producer of the new It movies) Rideback company, who teamed up back in June to produce a film based on Ellis' supernatural experiences.
As TheWrap reported back in June, the Dear David