I’m sure you all remember that Momo Challenge viral hoax that spread across the internet like wildfire. Well, Orion Pictures is teaming up with Vertigo Entertainment to turn the stupid hoax into a horror film franchise with producers Roy Lee (IT) and Taka Ichise (The Grudge and The Ring).
The whole thing started with a sculpture created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa back in 2016. It was on display at a gallery exhibit in Tokyo at the time and is actually called “Mother Bird.” The creepy and bizarre sculpture was then used by pranksters to start spreading rumors online about Momo’s Challenge, and how children and adolescents were being enticed by a user named Momo to perform a series of dangerous tasks including violent attacks, self-harm, and suicide.
The hoax really took off when Kim Kardashian shared the image with her 145 million followers on Instagram warning parents that Momo messages are hidden in YouTube content. That was followed by child-endangerment reports in Scotland and Argentina which were covered by local media as potentially Momo-related incidents.
According to Deadline, Orion’s Momo movie “may widen the story beyond the contemporary digital age. Aisawa’s sculpture was rooted in the legend of Ubume, a venomous, child-snatching bird of Japanese folklore.”
I alway thought the Momo Challenge thing was stupid, but who knows… maybe it’ll end up being a decent horror movie. What do you think about Momo being adapted for the big screen?