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'Momo Challenge' Hoax to Become Horror Film From 'The Grudge' Producer

'Momo Challenge' Hoax to Become Horror Film From 'The Grudge' Producer

However, according to Rolling Stone, Momo takes on a unusual, creepy woman figure with bulging eyes. The character then challenges kids to do increasingly risky tasks.

Additionally, the challenge allegedly told kids to keep the video a secret.

Either way, Momo was absolutely everywhere - but mostly, just by concerned parents sharing statuses and ill-reported articles warning other parents about the challenge.

It was later proved to be a hoax.

Ichise has partnered with Orion Pictures and Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment to develop and produce the horror film. However, not before it could be used as a basis for an upcoming film called "Getaway". It stars Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining and Charlotte Spencer.

"Follows a group of unsuspecting teenagers who, in their last summer before college, find themselves in a secluded cabin in the woods where unusual occurrences unfold". Funnily enough, the original sculpture that inspired the Momo Challenge was inspired by the legend of Ubume, a venomous, child-snatching bird of Japanese folklore.

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Someone mentions Momo, and what seems to be a prank soon turns into something darker as the teens start disappearing, seemingly at random.

Orion Pictures, a USA film producer owned by MGM, tweeted Wednesday that a film is in development. Lee and Ichise previously collaborated on the American franchises The Grudge and The Ring, both of which were based on Japanese properties.

This isn't the only project bringing Momo to the big screen, a horror film now titled "Getaway" is in the works using the challenge as an inspiration. No word yet if the sculpture will be incorporated into the lore of the film, or if Aisawa will be involved in production, but we have to imagine you can't make a Momo movie without that iconic face ingrained in the marketing.

Orion's untitled Momo project may widen the story beyond the contemporary digital age.

The film has no release date as of yet.