Sony Pictures is supposed to debut the new teen horror flick, Slender Man, this August, but the film’s producers are not happy. In fact, word on the street via Variety is that the producers are quietly shopping the film around Hollywood to several studios including Netflix and Amazon. But most of the companies seem to be put off by the film and aren’t sure of the movie’s marketing potential.
Especially considering the social media backlash that has already preceded the film including movie theaters close to where the famous Slender Man stabbings took place unwilling to screen the film and an online petition calling for the film to be pulled from release attracting more than 19,000 signatures.
Evidently, Sony sees the film as a simple low-budget Blumhouse-style flick (and that’s what it looks like to us) but the producers seem to think they have a bigger hit on their hands and want all types of extra marketing and theaters. If the producers cannot find another studio, Sony may move forward with its planned release date this August.
The film is directed by Sylvain White, written by David Birke (based on a character by Victor Surge), and stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, and Annalise Basso co-star. The film creeps into theaters August 24, 2018.
In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.