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Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie Announced
Well that escalated quickly. Just a scant month after the surprise release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (itself a quick turnaround from its predecessor), Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to create a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie.
According to multiple sources, Warner Bros. will be creating the film with the assistance of creator Scott Cawthon, who will be working with the crew in an unknown capacity. Roy Lee (Run All Night), David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith have been announced as producers. Lee is also producing the upcoming Poltergeist remake, and the team of Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith are developing a Beetlejuice sequel.
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” said Grahame-Smith.
Video game based movies don’t exactly have the best track record, but the team isn’t letting that deter them, and maybe this could be the gem that reverses the trend. Having Cawthon on board is certainly a win, but it remains to be seen whether FNAF’s unique brand of fear, which revolves around a protagonist who doesn’t leave a chair in his office, can properly translate to a passive medium.
“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,” said Cawthon.
Hey, if you can’t relate to being hunted by possibly haunted animatronic animals, than what can you relate to?
Source: Hollywood Reporter