Published Jul 10, 2019Online culture is so accelerated that the Momo Challenge feels like it happened about five years ago, but it actually took place earlier this year. Hopefully you won't forget about it too soon, because the creepy online phenomenon is becoming a movie.
According to Deadline, Orion Pictures is teaming up with Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise to make a film based on the urban legend. Lee and Ichise previously worked on both The Grudge and The Ring.
It's unclear what plot the film will follow, but in real life, the Momo Challenge exploded when false information was spread around that children were being triggered to harm themselves when a haunting image allegedly popped up in random YouTube videos. The hoax was in part spread by Kim Kardashian, who tweeted the image to her 145 million followers.
In actuality, the Momo image is a sculpture called Mother Bird created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa.