“FIVE NIGHT’S AT FREDDY’S” GOES HOLLYWOOD
CULT-CLASSIC INDIE HORROR GAME GETS BIG BUDGET FILM ADAPTATION
The Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise started as a simple indie horror game on Steam that snowballed into one of the defining parts of culture in the past decade. With six games already complete and merchandise from figures to shirts, the next step for the franchise will be film.
Well-rounded director Chris Columbus will direct a film adaptation of the video game series, more specifically the first game. In the first game, players control a security guard in a small indoor amusement center for children (think of Chuck E. Cheese). The guard must keep an eye out for the haunted animatronic suits (animal-like robots) that roam the venue at night; as they are trying to kill him.
The game is actually a decent challenge to play and has a perfect suspenseful tone with appropriate jump-scares all throughout. During the game the player can track and prevent the suits from attacking them, but only for a limited time.
Columbus is the perfect fit for a franchise such as Freddy’s due to his perfect blend of various genres. Columbus has directed Home Alone, Harry Potter, Mrs. Doubtfire along with Gremlins, The Goonies and Young Sherlock Holmes. Plus, Blumhouse Productions (the studio that teamed with Jordan Peele for Get Out) is set to work with Columbus as well.
No further word has been released about the film but here’s a tweet from Blumhouse Productions:
Mr. Columbus, are you ready for Freddy? #FiveNightsatFreddys pic.twitter.com/4F7QEnw16x — Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018