A horror movie based mostly on the creepy sculpture behind the Momo problem viral hoax is within the works at Orion Pictures. The sculpture, which is definitely known as “Mother Bird”, was created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa and exhibited at a Tokyo gallery again in 2016. Last yr, a picture of the sculpture was appropriated by web pranksters who unfold rumors concerning the so-called Momo problem – a recreation that supposedly inspired younger folks to finish a sequence harmful duties equivalent to violent assaults and self-harm through social media.
The entire factor turned out to be a hoax, after all, however not earlier than an ethical panic unfold like wildfire amongst involved dad and mom throughout the globe. Even Kim Kardashian helped fan the flames when she took to Instagram to warn her 140 million plus followers of the Momo problem and pleaded with YouTube to take away any Momo-related movies from the platform – which YouTube denied the presence of. Hoax or not, Momo/Mother Bird is undeniably freaky and anybody who has seen the picture most probably has it burned into their reminiscence.
Now Momo is about to get the massive display screen remedy after Orion Pictures revealed it has plans to make a horror film based mostly on the viral hoax, as reported by Deadline. Orion will accomplice with Roy Lee’s manufacturing firm Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise to execute the as but untitled movie. The mission shall be a reunion for Lee and Ichise who beforehand labored collectively on the American remakes of the Grudge films and are at present collaborating on the new Grudge reboot due for launch in early 2020.
Lee and Ichise each independently boast loads of expertise with the horror style too. Ichise has produced films together with the unique Grudge movies, Dark Water and Premonition whereas Lee lately produced IT and its sequel IT Chapter Two. In the close to future, Lee will even produce different Stephen King diversifications together with the CBS All Access sequence The Stand and The Tommyknockers alongside a remake of the 2000 horror film Battle Royale. Meanwhile, Orion has been having fun with success with its modern-day reboot of 80s killer doll horror Child’s Play
Though Orion hasn’t revealed something concerning the way it’ll go about adapting the Momo hoax for the massive display screen, the film will doubtless be in an identical vein to 2018’s Slender Man – one other creepy urban legend born of the internet age. Though with its 7% score on Rotten Tomatoes, let’s hope that Orion’s Momo horror will purpose a bit increased than Slender Man.