The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Warner Bros. have picked up the rights for a film adaptation of the indy horror game hit, Five Nights at Freddy’s. The film will be produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (Run All Night, The Ring, The Grudge), along with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions (both of whom are working on a Beetlejuice sequel). The project has been put out for writers.
The creator of the game, Scott Cawthon, may be involved in the making of the film if it does get that far. Grahame-Smith stated “We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie.”
The story is set in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs by day, and goes on murderous rampages by night. The goal of the game is to survive a night locked inside, knowing that a furry death machine might jump out of the dark at any moment. So this could really go into a few different stories of the game from the origins of why the Freddy and the gang kill people to a slasher flick.
Keep in mind this is only in the beginning stages of the filmmaking process, so anything can happen from here on out. But let us know in the comment section if you want to see a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie and if you think it could be any good. Stay tuned to New Gamer Nation for all things gaming.