If you haven’t heard about the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, have a chat with the video game aficionado in your life and they’ll tell you all about it. A smash hit on both computers and mobile devices, these games cast the gamer as a security guard in a Chuck E. Cheese-style family restaurant...where the animatronic animals come to life at night...and try to kill you. Now, the film adaptation of the series has found a director in Gil Kenan, best known for Monster House and this year’s remake of Poltergeist.
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.