A host of obscure production labels are uniting to produce Getaway, a feature film based on the Momo sculpture and scary stories surrounding it. Emagine Content, November 11th Pictures, SorenFilms Productions and Lady of the Light Productions are mentioned in the article published by Deadline.
If you haven’t encountered Momo yet you can consider yourself among the lucky ones. The character is a wide-eyed half-woman half-bird creature that many find unnerving, which is exactly why a photo of the statue has been pasted all over social media feeds to pull a prank and get a reaction. The Momo meme was widespread enough to make its focus the star of her own SNL sketch this season.
From there, it was only a short hop to features. These days, it’s inevitable that any creepypasta or viral Internet scare tactic is going to get its own Hollywood treatment at some point Slenderman got a movie, Kris Straub’s “Candle Cove” short story was adapted into the first season of SyFy’s “Channel Zero,” and even that “Smiley” story got its own film.
“Getaway” will be based around a Momo-centric creepypasta called the Momo Challenge, wherein teenagers were driven to commit dangerous and harmful acts to themselves and others. Deadline says:
The flick 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. In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a strange spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls. What starts out as a harmless prank soon turns more sinister over the next 24 hours as the teens start disappearing without any motive or pattern.
Getaway will star Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining and Charlotte Spencer, and Lilton Stewart III will serve as director. No release window has been set. In the meantime, watch your feeds carefully because you never know when Momo will show up.