'Five Nights At Freddy's' Movie Announced By Warner Bros., Could Be The Next Great Horror Franchise

By Steve Buja , Updated Apr 08, 2015 09:44 AM EDT
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Warner Bros is moving forward with a film adaptation of Scott Cawthon's acclaimed and terrifying Chuck-E-Cheese nightmare fuel, Five Nights at Freddy's.

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The Hollywood Reporter made the announcement yesterday. The team behind the upcoming Cary Fukunaga It adaptation - yay - as well as the upcoming Poltergeist remake (boo) will be producing the film. No writer or director have been attached as of this printing.

Five Nights at Freddy's technically takes place within a single room, where a security guard must oversee the safety and protection of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a more demented Chuck-E-Cheese where the animatronic 'band' comes to life every night, filled with murder in their hearts. While this will undoubtedly be a PG-13 jumpscare-a-thon, which is not a bad thing, we do hope that Warners and whoever it hires for the film can preserve the setting and suffocating sense of isolation.

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If Ryan Reynolds can be buried inside a box for two hours, they can clearly make a film that focuses on one guy in a room whose only access to the outside world are the security cameras he is monitoring, making sure that the animals do not get into the room to murder him.

"We're looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie," said Seth Grahame-Smith, one of the trio of producers.

"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," said the game's creator Scott Cawthon.

We need another easily franchisable, fun but still violent horror series like Leprechaun. Let's hope Five Nights at Freddy's can be all that and more.

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