Get your batteries charged, keep the doors locked, and pray the generator holds. The epic heart-pounding horror game Five Nights At Freddy’s is soon coming to the silver screen.
Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the chilling video game series, created by Scott Cawthon. the production team will joined by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.
FNAF sets the player as the new night guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria where animatronic animals sing kiddie songs as all-day entertainment. It all seems pretty harmless in daylight, but yourdistrict is the night, and the puppets grow a murderous thirst and prowl the corridors looking for you. You are tasked to survive five nights (plus a few extra nights on a secret level) armed with only a flashlight with limited battery, a laptop with connections to the surveillance cameras, and buttons to keep the doors locked. Using the items, however costs energy, and your generator is dying. It all sounds simplistic on paper, true, but is a chilling challenge that has sent many hardcore games screaming into the night.
The project is currently out to writers and a director is still to be named for it, and the production team is looking to make this adaptation on horror film as unique and scream-worthy as its game. “We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” said Grahame-Smith. Cawthorn adds, “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.”
This team is certainly no stranger to the horror genre. Lee is responsible for the movies Run All Night, Oldboy, Bates Motel, and a Death Note movie in the works. KatzSmith Productions is currently working on a revival of Stephen King’s It, as well as a possible sequel for Beetlejuice.
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