Momo the internet hoax is being turned into multiple films

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Thursday 11 July 2019 07:15
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Did you ever think to yourself that what is missing from the world is a film based on made-up internet hysteria?

If so, you’re in luck because there’s not just one but two upcoming movies about Momo in the works.

Contrary to popular belief, Momo is real, it’s just not what you think it is. Momo is a sculpture created by a special effects company in Japan.

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.

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.

Neither film currently has a release date.

HT Deadline

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