Slender Man is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke, based on the character of the same name by Eric Knudsen. The film stars Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Talitha Bateman, alongside Javier Botet as the titular monster. It will be released by Screen Gems on August 24, 2018
A group of teenage girls attempt to investigate the mystery of the Slender Man after a friend of theirs goes missing, only to become haunted by the Slender Man himself.
In May 2016, it was reported that Sony Pictures had started developing Slender Man based on the supernatural mythical character created by Eric Knudsen, with the screenplay to be written by David Birke. Sony’s Screen Gems was in talks with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, and It Is No Dream Entertainment to produce and distribute the film.
On January 4, 2017, Sylvain White was hired to direct the film, while producers on the film would be Mythology’s Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and William Sherak, Madhouse’s Robyn Meisinger, and No Dream’s Sarah Snow.