FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S Video Game will be a Feature Film
Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the popular video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s, and they will adapt it for the big screen. I was actually introduced to this game for the first time by my kids, and I wasn’t expecting what I saw. I thought it was going to be some kind of silly kids game, but nope. This nightmarish game is actually pretty great.
The game was created by Scott Cawthon, and it takes place in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, which is a darker, more disturbing version of Chuck-E-Cheese. During the day the animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs, but when night rolls around they go on murderous rampages. The goal of the game is to survive a night locked inside, and at any moment a furry death machine could jump out of the dark.
Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows) is a producer on the film, and said in a statement,
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie.”
The creator of the game added:
"The story really lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to.”
My kids love getting scared when they play this game. They reminded me a lot like myself when I was a kid. I was always chasing down fear for an adrenalin rush. This is going to make for a really great horror film, and I hope they bring on some talented filmmakers to make sure that happens. There’s no writer or director attached, but producers are currently trying to find someone to bring it to life.
This seems like the perfect kind of project for director Joe Dante to take on. He was always good at making these kinds of films. He has worked on movies such as The Howling, Gremlins, Explorers, The Burbs, Twilight Zone: The Movie and more.
If you haven't played the game you should check it out! Here's a trailer: