According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.
has acquired the rights to “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” the popular video game title from creator Scott Cawthon.
The big-screen adaptation will be produced by Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and KatSmith Productions’ David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Jay Ireland and Adam Stone are on-board as executive producers.
The story in the video game follow’s a night-shift security guard who must endure a night at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant, where inside various animal statues performs kiddy songs by day, but turn into walking killers at night.
The objective of the game is to monitor their approach through security cameras, strategically turning on lights and closing shutter doors right before they get to you.
The doors and lights, however, depletes electrical power; if not used wisely, the guard ends up getting killed off by the animatronic monsters.
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” Grahame-Smith said.
“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,” Cawthon added.
Elsewhere, other video game adaptations are also in development.
Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed” is getting a feature film starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (Macbeth) as the lead characters. “Source Code” director Duncan Jones is leading Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft.” Additionally, Splinter Cell (starring Tom Hardy), Minecraft, Angry Birds, and Metal Gear Solid are all in getting their own movies.
Twentieth Century Fox has released a trailer for “Hitman: Agent 47,” the latest reboot of the popular assassin video game.
It stars “Homeland” actor Rupert Friend and will be the first video game based movie to be released this year on Aug.