It’s been terrifying teenagers online for years and, occasionally, seeping into unfortunate real-life crimes. But now the legend of “Slender Man” is heading to the big screen.

ComicBook.com reported earlier in the week that Screen Gems had picked up the rights for a film based on the legendary, faceless horror character with an aim for a 2017 release.

Additionally, the New York Times on Sunday reported that Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment have teamed to buy the rights to the character from its creator, Eric Knundsen, for possible television and video game projects. Read more…

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Meme to movie: Slender Man coming to big screen, report says