Before the release of the trailer, Sony Screen Gems has revealed the first teaser poster for the horror film Slender Man.
Initially created by Victor Surgeon on the Something Awful forums back in 2009, the Slender Man phenomenon inspired the Marble Hornets web-series on YouTube and also resulted in two games, Slender: The Eight Pages and Slender: The Arrival.
The official synopsis of the film from Screen Gems focuses entirely on the mythical character: “Slender Man is a tall, thin, horrific figure with preternaturally long arms and a featureless face. He is thought to be responsible for the haunting, stalking, and disappearance of countless victims.”
Directed by Sylvain White, from a script by Victor Surge and David Birke, the film stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Javier Botet.
Slender Man opens in the UK and US on 18 May 2018.