Internet hoax the Momo challenge to become a horror movie

Internet hoax the Momo challenge to become a horror movie

The infamous "Momo challenge" that went viral last February and shocked millions of parents around the world seems to be making a comeback. Those ultimately could lead to self-harm or even suicide. "Challenges appear midway through Kids YouTube, Fortnight, Peppa pig to avoid detection by adults", the Northcott Community Special School in Hull, England, tweeted.

It was later proved to be a hoax. Lilton Stewart III is directing the movie, which stars Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining, and Charlotte Spencer. In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a odd spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls.

At the helm of Orion Pictures, producers Takashige Ichise and Roy Lee are joining forces once again to create the horror flick.

Someone mentions Momo, and what seems to be a prank soon turns into something darker as the teens start disappearing, seemingly at random.

However, a film adaptation of Momo could prove to be controversial for Lee and Ichise, who previously collaborated together on popular horror franchises such as The Grudge and The Ring, but that doesn't necessarily hurt its chances of being profitable.

More news: Get Your First Look at The Rise of Skywalker's Sith Trooper
More news: Spider-Man Contract Reveals How Sony Could Regain Control
More news: Train collision in Pakistan kills at least 16

Orion Pictures, a US film producer owned by MGM, tweeted Wednesday that a film is in development.

The Momo Challenge is also the inspiration for "Getaway", an upcoming horror film from Emagine Content and November 11th Pictures.

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

A longtime fan of the grotesque and the occult, Aiso created the silicone sculpture that inspired Momo three years ago as an extension of a series of ghoulish artwork he calls the Grudge Girls Collection.

Deadline is reporting that Momo, based on the freakish sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa, will be adapted into a horror film by Orion Pictures.

Related Articles