Last year, unsuspecting gamers everywhere were introduced to the animatronic nightmares waiting at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, and now after a wildly-successful trilogy of games, the Five Nights at Freddy’s titles may be heading to the big screen.
In details from The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has purchased the rights to a feature film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, with the studio drawing in developer Scott Cawthon for involvement on a treatment and helping to develop the hit indie horror series into a movie.
Taking place at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria where players try to evade horrific animatronic death machines, no details for actors, directors, though producers for the film have been announced with Roy Lee (Vertigo Entertainment), Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg (KatzSmith Productions) set for production. Adam Stone and Jay Ireland will executive produce the film.
In a statement, producer Seth Grahame Smith mentioned that “we’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” while developer Scott Cawthon mentioned “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.”
Stay tuned for more information and details on a film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s as news develops.