Five Nights at Freddy’s Film Signs ‘Poltergeist’ Director
Freddy Fazbear heads to Hollywood as Warner Bros. has revealed the director of its live-action adaptation of the indie horror game, Five Nights at Freddy's.
According to Deadline, Warner bros. has signed director Gil Kenan to helm its upcoming horror movie based on Scott Cawthon's Five Nights at Freddy's. Kenan, known for directing Monster House and City of Ember, will be writing the script for Five Nights at Freddy's alongside Tyler Burton Smith, who helped write Sleeping Dogs and Quantum Break. In terms of horror, Kenan was also responsible for the rather abysmal remake of Poltergeist that launched a few months ago. Producing the film will be Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, with Adam Stone and Jay Ireland listed as the movie's executive producers. Overseeing the project for Warner Bros. will be Nik Mavinkurve and Jon Berg.
For those unfamiliar with the series, Five Nights at Freddy's takes place in a haunted Chuck-E-Cheese-esque restaurant where its animatronic mascots turn murderous at night. The first game had you working as a security guard trying to survive the late night hours in the restaurant as its robotic animal suits come to life and start roaming the building. The entire series was created, written and developed by Scott Cawthon, a one-man-gang of video game design who has revamped the horror genre with his four FNAF titles released over the past year.
Just last week, Cawthon released Five Nights at Freddy's 4 out of nowhere on Steam after previously announcing that the game would launch on Aug. 8. Prior to that red herring of an announcement, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was originally scheduled to launch on Oct. 31. Cawthon is releasing an expansion to FNAF4 on Halloween in its place. Based on his recent actions, we wouldn't be surprised if the expansion launches sometime in late August.
Unfortunately, there is no release window attached to the Five Nights at Freddy's film yet.
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