Blumhouse Studios a while back had acquired the rights to Five Nights At Freddy’s and for some time now been keeping the production in its early development stages. Recently Blumhouse has decided to add veteran director Christopher Columbus to write and direct the film. Releasing this picture on twitter.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018
Columbus has had his hand in major films. Directing such prolific blockbusters as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and its excellent sequel The Chamber of Secrets. Disconcerting is the fact that Columbus has little to no experience in horror with only small producing credits for the small film The Witch and script writing for Gremlins (1984) being his only ventures into the horror field thus far. Only time will tell whether Columbus can make the genre his own and break the cycle of bad Video Game to film adaptations. Looking at you Rampage!
The original Five Night’s at Freddy’s tasked its player to make it through 5 nights as a security guard in a rundown Pizza place where bloodthirsty animatronic animals are possessed by the ghosts of murdered children as they hunt you down to add you as a permanent part of the restaurant’s terrifying show.
FNAF was an instant success spawning 6 more sequels with prequels and continuations abound. But none coherently making sense to the entire story with only mini-games and vague game dialogue giving any type of insight to the core game narratives. Hopefully, the film will reveal more to the story flushing out any blank areas and add more depth to the games rich and horrifying atmosphere. Keep posted to Omega Underground future updates.