Momo Viral Hoax Becomes A Film

Momo Viral Hoax Becomes A Film

Orion Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise are teaming to develop a horror film based on Momo, the creepy sculpture that was the subject of the viral hoax “Momo’s Challenge”.

The sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso was part of a 2016 gallery exhibit in Tokyo and is called Mother Bird, a bizarre visage appropriated last year by pranksters who concocted rumors about “Momo’s Challenge” – a game that purportedly encourages children to hurt themselves.

Orion’s untitled Momo project may widen the story beyond the contemporary digital age. Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Ichise previously produced “The Grudge” and “The Ring” franchises together and Lee also produced “IT”.

Source: Deadline