The Momo Challange became viral after the internet hoax previously. But now, the horrifying doll Momo is getting its feature-length film. On Wednesday, Orion Pictures is reported to develop the movie adaptation of Momo Challenge.
According to Deadline, Orion Pictures, the studio behind the Child’s Play reboot, is working with Roy Lee and Taka Ichise to produce the Momo Challenge film. Even Momo’s picture alone was enough to scare people around the world, this idea might deliver longlasting nightmares.
Momo is originally a sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa back in 2016, as part of a gallery exhibit in Tokyo. The original name of the sculpture is actually Mother Bird. But the people who started the hoax called it Momo. They said Momo’s picture would encourage children to injure themselves. The Momo Challenge gained popularity in February 2018. Kim Kardashian told her Instagram followers that there were messages in YouTube videos depicting the doll and horrifying stories related to them.
Aisawa intended the Mother Bird to depict the legend of Ubume, a child-snatching bird of Japanese folklore.
Actually, this is the second film based on the Momo Challenge to head into development. The first movie is The Getaway, which got the inspiration from the hoax, is also in development now.
Lee and Ichise are the men behind The Grudge and The Ring franchises. Additionally, Lee produced both IT movies based on the book by Stephen King. The first IT remains the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
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