Yes, you read that right. What started out as a lesser-known Steam horror game gloriously transformed into the source of success for countless YouTube gamers. Now, the popularity of the game is taking one step further, as it has been announced that Five Nights at Freddy's is receiving a cinematic adaptation.
In the game, you play as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria. Fazbear's is basically a creepier version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where several animatronics play musical instruments for young children who have their birthday parties there. At night however, the animatronics turn homicidal, and it is your job to man the cameras to make sure they don't come after you. If they get to you, it ultimately results in your very painful death.
The game, developed by Scott Cawthon, gained massive success quickly, as it was picked up by YouTube gamers like Pewdiepie, Markiplier, and Jacksepticeye. The game was such a hit because it took a new turn on the horror game genre. Instead of walking around with weapons like in Resident Evil, you remain completely still, and you have to use cameras, lights, and doors to ensure your survival.
The Five Nights at Freddy's movie was picked up by Warner Bros., who has named horror veteran Roy Lee as producer. Lee is most known for producing film's like The Ring and the upcoming Poltergeist.
Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions have also been signed on to produce. Seth Grahame-Smith commented on the overall feel of the movie.
"We're looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying, and weirdly-adorable movie."
It's nice to know that Scott will at least be part of the production of the movie, so that we they can get the same vibe that the game has used to reel in so many players.
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Source: hollywoodreporter.com, kotaku.com