A film adaptation of the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy’s has been in the works for a few years now. Originally, the project was set up at New Line Cinema with Monster House director Gil Kenan on board, but now a new director is being brought in as the project finds a new home.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is now situated at Blumhouse, which feels like a much better fit for the story of a security guard dealing with animatronic robots who come to life late at night at a place not unlike Chuck E. Cheese. And now Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus has been brought in to take the helm.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Monster House and Poltergeist director Gil Kenan is branching out from haunted houses to deadly pizza parlors. Kenan is set to direct Five Nights at Freddy’s, a live-action adaptation of the hit mobile game series. Hit the jump for more details on the Five Nights at Freddys Gil Kenan news. Read More »
Mobile gamers have probably either played or heard of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series, if only because they’ve been scoring good placement on app stores. The games are essentially survival horror, with the player cast as a security guard who must survive a work week doing night shifts in a twisted version of a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Place joint, dealing with animatronic animals who are prone to killing security guards.
Now the games created by Scott Cawthon are being turned into a film. The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is coming via Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg also set as producers for the Warner Bros. project. Read More »