Fans of terrifying animatronics rejoice (or despair if the idea of videogame films is scarier than a night alone in a pizza parlour ); Five Nights At Freddy’s is getting the silver screen treatment. Revealed by the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), the horrifying indie has been picked up by Warner Brothers to be converted into an hour and a half series of jump scares.
If you’ve managed to miss the delights of Five Nights At Freddy’s and its two sequels, you play as the night watchman in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza Parlour and have to keep an eye on fuzzy security cameras to avoid being attacked by various terrifying animatronic animals. It’s just as much fun as it sounds.
On production duties will be author of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Seth Grahame-Smith as well as David Katzenberg and Roy Lee. Horror isn’t new for these three. Grahame-Smith and Kaztenberg are currently producing a Beetlejuice sequel while Roy Lee has worked on the upcoming Poltergeist remake. As a trio the team is also working on the 21st century rework of Stephen King’s IT.
Thankfully the team will be working with Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthorn on the adaptation of the game. “We’re really looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” says Grahame-Smith.
A writer and director have yet to be decided but the crew of fright professionals on board is already a good/terrifying start.