‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Video Game Heading to the Big Screen
Several high-profile, wildly popular video games have been adapted into feature films, and several more are currently in development, including Assassin’s Creed and a new Tomb Raider movie. But here’s one you might not be that familiar with: Five Nights at Freddy’s. You’ll be very familiar with it soon enough when the horror video game makes the leap to the big screen.
According to THR, Seth Grahame-Smith and his partner David Katzenberg are producing a film adaptation of PC and mobile game Five Night’s at Freddy’s, with Warner Bros. distributing. The game centers on a satirical version of Chuck E. Cheese called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where the animatronic band spends their days entertaining children and their evenings going on wild killing sprees. Players must survive a night locked inside the restaurant with the terrifying animatronics.
The producers are currently seeking writers for the project, while a director has not yet been chosen. Grahame-Smith is best known for adapting his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for the big screen and scripting Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. The upcoming horror film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is also based on a novel by Grahame-Smith. In addition, he’s writing the screenplay for the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel, and he’s producing Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It, set to begin filming this summer.