Horror Video Game Series is a Huge Hit, Now it’s Going to Be a Movie
Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights at Freddy’s, a live action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon, says Deadline.
It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza,” where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine.
This is going to be the horror movie for the younger generation, and a huge deal. While us older horror fans may not be aware of “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” it’s massive among tweens. My niece is obsessed with the survival horror game and is going to be filling theaters with her friends just to see Chica, Bonnie, Foxy and Freddy in action.
As for us older fans, we remember Chuck-E-Cheese and Showbiz Pizza in their prime, and to have a horror-themed movie that touches on our nostalgia for those places, well, that’s pretty awesome.
If you’re not familiar with the game, check out this video and get up to speed:
Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith. Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, Godzilla) is producing with Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, Beetlejuice) and David Katzenberg and Adam Stone and Jay Ireland are exec producing with Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve overseeing for the studio.