Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Hires Harry Potter Director
A movie based on the horrific Five Nights at Freddy’s games has been in the works since early last year, being greenlit through horror film studio Blumhouse Productions. Details have been light ever since, but now, it’s been learned that Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has been hired to write, direct, and produce the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. The news was announced recently via Blumhouse’s official Twitter account.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018
Chris Columbus notably directed the first two live-action Harry Potter installments, and wrote for films such as Gremlins and The Goonies. While most of his projects are considered family friendly, movies like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have an element of creepiness that could be well suited for the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
For those outside the know, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of wildly successful PC games that became popular among YouTubers and Twitch streamers for their intense jump-scares. The games more-or-less follow the perspective of a security guard watching over a Chuck E. Cheese style restaurant that soon discovers the pizzeria’s animatronic mascots come to life at night. Players are then tasked with keeping track of the creepy machines and trying to keep them from reaching the security office.
Across the series’ six main entries, spin-offs, and tie-in novels, an intricate and disturbing lore has presented itself, one that Blumhouse seems built to handle with movies like Get Out and The Purge under their belt. With the addition of Chris Columbus and the game’s designer Scott Cawthon reportedly attached to produce, perhaps Five Nights at Freddy’s has what it takes to break the video game movie curse. Five Nights at Freddy’s currently has no release date.
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.