A photo of it began circulating in 2016, but it was when Kim Kardashian posted about the phenomenon on her Instagram stories earlier this year saying “kids are going to die” that there was a mass panic about the image circulating on social media, with reports that it was leading children to self-harm and even kill themselves.
However, this was quickly revealed to be a hoax, with Samaritans saying there was no link between Momo and suicide.
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Now, Deadline is reporting that a horror film based on the sculpture is underway made by MGM-owned Orion Pictures in partnership with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise of Ring and The Grudge.
Momo is also the inspiration for another upcoming film entitled Getaway, starring Stef Beaton and Alex Brown.