9:25 am EST, February 7, 2019

Steven Spielberg turning Reddit story ‘Spire in the Woods’ into major motion picture

Spire in the Woods might have started as a series of posts by Tony Lunedi on the Reddit forum nosleep, but now it’s headed to the big screen.

A new horror movie is headed our way from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, but the idea came from a pretty unique place: Reddit. In the subreddit nosleep, you can find hours and hours of tales of horror written by users, and Amblin has snatched up one of those stories for a new movie.

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The nosleep story was a series of 10 posts by Tony Lunedi called Spire in the Woods, and as Variety reports, Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is turning Spire into a new movie called The Bells. The basic premise surrounds a young man searching for the cause of his friend’s suicide. However, as he digs deeper, he finds himself entranced by the same fascinating but deadly ghost story that his friend was before his death.

Roy Lee and Jon Berg are producing the movie through Vertigo Entertainment. Lee founded Vertigo and through it has brought us horror films like The Ring, The Grudge, and It. Meanwhile, Berg has worked heavily on DC films as co-president of production, with films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman under his belt.

This isn’t the first time that a movie studio has gotten the idea for a movie from content found online. 2018 saw the release of the film Slenderman, a film based on a character that was originally a creepypasta meme from the Something Awful forums. At 2018’s Fantastic Fest, You Might Be the Killer premiered, which is based on a series of tweets between authors Chuck Wendig and Sam Sykes.

There is a ton of creative and original content to be found online, and it’s interesting to see Hollywood start to notice that content more and adapt it onto the big screen. We can’t wait to see how they turn the nosleep story Spire in the Woods into the movie The Bells.

Source: Variety

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