Slender Man, the Screen Gems feature based on the popular horror meme will be directed by Sylvain White.
Sylvain White is known for directing Stomp the Yard, as well as episodes of Sleepy Hollow, Empire and Hawail 5-0, THR reports.
The Slender Man originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (also known as “Victor Surge”) in 2009. It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit.
The horror film will be produced by Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak under Mythology Entertainment, which originally held the rights to Slender Man.
Apart from the feature film, HBO documentary named Beware the Slenderman will premiere on January 23 at 10pm EST. It tells the story of how the internet legend inspired two 12-year-old girls to lure a friend into the woods and nearly stab her to death.
Here is the trailer for the documentary: