'Five Nights at Freddy's' Video Game Series Headed to Big Screen
Most video games nowadays are complex to play, loaded with mind-blowing graphics, and have big stories, big weapons and plenty of mayhem. But one recent popular video game series called Five Nights at Freddy's is just the opposite. The game places you at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, basically a knock-off version of Chuck E. Cheese's, and you're the newest overnight employee, tasked with keeping an eye on things at the restaurant. But then you learn that the animatronic animal band members come to life and can kill you if you don't pay attention. The game is simple to play, but scary as hell, and now it will be a movie. Read on!
THR reports Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Scott Cawthon's video game series, which you can play on your computer or mobile devices right now. There have been three iterations of the game (the most recent was released just last month), with the sequels changing gameplay up slightly, but not enough to taint the appeal of the original, simple, terrifying game. Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment will produce along with Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of Beetlejuice 2 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg through their KatzSmith Productions.
No writers are on board yet, but Grahame-Smith says, "We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie." Cawthon 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." The game really is spooky, and much of that comes from the creepy designs of the animal band, which filmmakers should have no problem duplicating. However, I'm not sure the tone of the game will lend itself to a serious horror film. But we'll see what happens as the studio starts development. Thoughts?