Called the Momo challenge, the game supposedly encouraged young people to complete a series of risky tasks such as violent attacks and self-harm via social media. Those ultimately could lead to self-harm or even suicide.
Now according to Deadline, the Momo challenge is now getting turned into a new horror movie. "Challenges appear midway through Kids YouTube, Fortnight, Peppa pig to avoid detection by adults", the Northcott Community Special School in Hull, England, tweeted.
The Momo Challenge was soon linked to numerous reports and rumors of youth suicides in South America, Europe, India, Mexico and the USA, leading school administrators and police forces to issue warnings. Lilton Stewart III is directing the movie, which stars Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining, and Charlotte Spencer.More news: NSW wins State of Origin
"Follows a group of unsuspecting teenagers who, in their last summer before college, find themselves in a secluded cabin in the woods where unusual occurrences unfold". But the lore around Momo has become the stuff of internet legend. "What starts out as a harmless prank soon turns more sinister over the next 24 hours as the teens start disappearing without any motive or pattern".
Roy Lee and Taka Ichise, who produced the American versions of "The Grudge" and "The Ring", are on board to bring Momo to the big screen, Lee is also one of the producers behind the recent adaptation of Stephen King's "It" and the sequel coming out later this year.More news: Trump signs executive order to improve kidney care
Orion's untitled Momo project may widen the story beyond the contemporary digital age.
A longtime fan of the grotesque and the occult, Aiso created the silicone sculpture that inspired Momo three years ago as an extension of a series of ghoulish artwork he calls the Grudge Girls Collection.More news: Ambassadors condemn China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang region
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