The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Scott Cawthon’s creepy horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s, with Roy Lee, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith on board to help shepherd the idiosyncratic project to the silver screen.
In a separate statement, Grahame-Smith and Cawthon touched upon the video game franchise’s innate cinematic tendencies, and how Five Nights at Freddy’s will introduce moviegoers to a very particular slice of terror.
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” said Grahame-Smith.
Cawthon went on to say, “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.”
Not word yet on any casting information, though it’s understood the project is being shopped to writers at the time of writing. From The Hollywood Reporter’s coverage, executive producer roles will be filled by Adam Stone and Jay Ireland, while Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve have signed on to oversee the adaptation for Warner Bros.
For the uninitiated, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a point-and-click scarefest that puts you in the role of a budding security guard, tasked with monitoring the wonderfully named pizza establishment, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Hunkering down in the gloomy camera room, you’re able to jump from perspective to perspective, keeping your eyes peeled for any animatronics that decide to go on a killing spree when the sun goes down. Night at the Museum, this is not.
We’ll keep you posted on any an all developments for Five Nights at Freddy’s as we learn more.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter