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‘Slender Man’ Likely to Be Delayed Due to Clash Between Sony Pictures and Production Team

Variety is reporting that Sony’s upcoming film Slender Man is experiencing some major troubles behind the scenes which will almost certainly delay the film.

In Variety’s exclusive report, it appears that the “… producers are having heated disagreements about the release strategy with Sony Pictures, the studio that is supposed to debut the film in August. Sony sees the film as a low-budget, Blumhouse-style release, according to two insiders, while the producers, a group that includes William Sherak and James Vanderbilt, have more confidence in the movie. The are pushing for the picture to unspool across more screens and also want a bigger marketing push, which will cost more money than Sony is willing to spend.” read more

Father of Convicted Felon Accuses Sony of Capitalizing on ‘Slender Man’ Tragedy

It didn’t take long for controversy to arise in relation to the upcoming film based on the Creepy Pasta character Slender Man.

Only a day after the trailer was released, Bill Weier, the father of one of the girls involved in the stabbing of a classmate in the name of the Slender Man character, told the Associated Press that he felt that Sony’s choice was in poor taste.  Weier stated that ““It’s absurd they want to make a movie like this.  It’s popularizing a tragedy is what it’s doing.  I’m not surprised, but in my opinion it’s extremely distasteful. All we’re doing is extending the pain all three of these families have gone through.” read more

Sylvain White Hired to Direct Slender Man Film for Screen Gems

As reported today by deadline, Sylvain White has been tapped to direct a horror film based on the Creepypasta fan-fiction character Slender Man.  The film, which is currently in pre-production, is slated for a 2018 release.

White has not made a feature film since 2010’s comic adaptation the Losers.  He has directed a number of television shows since, including eight episodes of Hawaii Five-O.  White was once rumored to be attached to Frank Miller’s Ronin as the director of the futuristic Samurai comic, but there have been no updates for quite some time on a potential film. read more