Five Nights at Freddy’s is getting a live-action adaptation, and Warner Bros. has lined up their director.
Gil Kenan, who recently directed the Poltergeist remake and whose past credits include Monster House and City of Ember, has been placed at the helm. Kenan will also be co-writing the film’s screenplay alongside Tyler Burton Smith, who has credits for his writing work on video games Prototype 2 and Sleeping Dogs.
Five Nights at Freddy’s has become a hugely popular video game series since it was launched in August 2014. The indie point-and-click survival horror video game, designed by Scott Cawthon, has already spawned three sequels, with Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 released on July 23, 2015.
The premise of the game sees players locked inside an eatery with murderous animatronic animals. Players need to use footage from security cameras in order to track the movements of these robotic killers.
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see what they come up with to bring this one to the big screen.