In what seems to be a dicey move Sony Pictures has changed the release date of Slender Man putting it directly in the path of New Line’s The Meg, one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year.
Sony’s relationship with Slender Man has been strained from the get-go. Back in May, the producers of the film were shopping it around to other studios and streaming services after producers and Sony had disagreements about the studio’s release strategy, Bloody Disgusting reports. Reportedly, the date was changed in hopes of snagging teen moviegoers while they are still on summer break.
Directed by Sylvian White, Slender Man centers on the tall, featureless figure born from a Something Awful story contest entry by Victor Surge. After finding its way to Creepypasta the entity took on a life of its own.
Set in a small town in Massachusetts, the film centers on four high school girls who perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.”
The Conjuring and Wish Upon‘s Joey King and Julia Goldani Telles star along with Annalise Basso (Captain Fantastic), Jaz Sinclair (When The Bough Breaks), and Alex Fitzalan.
Slender Man will open in theaters on August 10, 2018, and will be released internationally on August 24th.