Sylvain White is set to direct a horror film based off internet mythology of the Slender Man, for Screen Gems.
The Slender Man is described as a tall, slender (funnily enough) individual with a featureless face, wearing a black suit with a black tie and white shirt. The Slender Man was initially conceived in a photoshop competition in 2009. Though there is some contention online about Slender Man lore, here’s a little bit of it for you to mull over;
“Instead of an active chase, he is more likely to let his prey devolve slowly into madness until they are unable to cope with their situation, often watching from afar as this takes place. If angered, it will charge the aggressor and vanish with its victim to an unknown location.” – TheSlenderMan.wikia
More recently, the Slender Man was popularised by the 2012 first person videogame, Slender.
White has paired with screen gems (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures) in the past for Stomp the Yard (2007). He also directed an underrated movie from 2010, The Losers. More recently, White has been focusing on various TV Dramas; Hawaii Five-O, The Originals, and Person of Interest, to name a few. Given that he’s dabbled in just about everything, I’m curious to see how his talents will translate to the horror genre.
So how did you come across the mythology of the Slender Man, and are you excited to see a film adaptation?
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