Dear David, the viral story of the dead boy that wanted to kill writer Adam Ellis, will soon get its own movie, courtesy of IT producer Dan Lin. When Buzzfeed writer Ellis started tweeting about the ghost haunting his apartment, the Internet was both terrified and intrigued. That story became so viral that Hollywood started knocking and it seems that Ellis answered. The viral internet sensation, known as Dear David, is now on its way to becoming a movie with Lin's Rideback.
Dear David began simply enough, with Ellis tweeting about a ghost that he started seeing in his apartment. He shared that the ghost was of a dead child who wanted to kill him. The tweets continued to explain that Ellis first started dreaming about the ghost but that somehow, it started manifesting for real. Ellis shared a drawing that he made of the ghost, along with photos of his cats disturbed by some kind of presence. Eventually, Ellis shared horrifying photos of the apparition and used Twitter to document every sighting and weird happening inside his apartment. Those series of tweets blew up the Internet with their spookiness and turned the story of Dear David into a story that social media users shared all over the world.
The Wrap reported that those tweets will now serve as inspiration for a movie. Buzzfeed Studios will partner with Rideback in bringing the horrifying story of the child ghost with murderous intent to life on the big screen. Fortunately for Ellis, it seems that the ghost has left the building or at least taken a sabbatical. One of his last updates reads:
For everyone asking if I'm alive: I'm doing OK! It's been pretty quiet around here lately and I've been trying to focus on work. Of course I'll keep you updated if anything strange happens, but for now I'm staying busy with drawing and other projects. ✌— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) March 12, 2018
Although many have questioned the story and some have even called it an outright hoax, Ellis still swears up and down that everything he tweeted was true. That still didn't stop some from noting Ellis was not just a talented writer and illustrator, but he probably knows his way around Photoshop, too, making it easy for him to create photos of something that isn't real. Still, Ellis' followers believe every single tweet and will now possibly have the opportunity to see that story unfold in a fictional retelling in theaters.
One cannot help but wonder what the ghost boy will think about being made into a movie. But regardless of the truth of the story or not, it's evident that Ellis has a way of captivating an audience and it's likely the movie will do the same. For those with nerves of steel, the full account of Dear David is available here.
Source: The Wrap