Momo Challenge
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A producer for It is penned for the upcoming horror movie about the viral Momo Challenge hoax that was just picked up by Orion Pictures. 

We previously knew that the viral internet moment, that was later proven to be a hoax, was getting turned into another horror movie.

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The challenge was in the form of a “game.” However, according to Rolling Stone, Momo takes on a strange, creepy woman figure with bulging eyes. She tells kids to message her on WhatsApp for “instructions.” The character then challenges kids to do increasingly dangerous tasks. Those ultimately could lead to self-harm or even suicide.

Additionally, the challenge allegedly told kids to keep the video a secret. If not, it would apparently threaten their lives if they told their parents.

Apparently, the game appears halfway through kids’ content to assure parents will be less likely to see it.

Reports of the Momo Challenge have been circulating since last year, and potentially even before that.

It was later proved to be a hoax. However, not before it could be used as a basis for an upcoming film called “Getaway.”

The film is directed by Lilton Stewart III. It stars Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining and Charlotte Spencer.

You can read the synopsis via Deadline below.

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. In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a strange spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls. 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.”

Now, Orion Pictures has officially picked up another movie about the film and announced a bit about the crew behind it. 

The company is teaming up with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment to develop the film. Lee, along with Taka Ichise, have previously worked together on The Grudge and The Ring. Lee also produced It and the upcoming sequel. 

Deadline reports that the film will expand on the nature of the story in the digital age. 

The film has no release date as of yet. 

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