Warner Bros. Picks-Up Film Rights To Indie Horror Game ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’
The Hollywood Reporter says that Warner Bros. has landed the film rights to adapt the indie horror video game Five Nights At Freddy’s created by Scott Cawthon into a feature film. Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg will produce the feature who are also developing Cary Fukunaga’s It remake which is shooting this summer. Lee has also produced Run All Night and the upcoming Poltergeist reboot.
The game takes place in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs by day, and goes on murderous rampages by night. The goal of the game is to survive a night locked inside, knowing that a furry death machine might jump out of the dark at any moment.
Since 2014, the game’s creator Scott Cawthon has released three installments of the indie horror game which of course might see Warner Bros. turn Freddy’s into a new horror franchise. They could make even more depending on how many more game sequels Scott is willing to put out.