A new social media posting by “Five Nights at Freddy’s” creator Scott Cawthon has quickly led to speculation that a film adaptation of the point-and-click survival horror video game is in the works.
First released back in 2014 and having been followed up with numerous sequels, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” has the player as a nightwatchman at the restaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza on the midnight-6am shift.
Stuck in an office unable to move, you’re given access to security cameras to monitor the place – including the large human-sized animatronic animal characters used at the restaurant in the day who can roam freely at night. You almost never see them move, but they do and if they find you (and they often do), they will kill you.
Cawthon’s tweet indicates that the project seems to be setup at Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions which dominates the horror film scene these days with the likes of “The Purge,” “Sinister, “Get Out” and “Hush”. The word on the project is the very first tweet Scott Cawthon has ever sent.
Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights to make the game into a film in 2015 with Gil Kenan (“Poltergeist”) brought on board to helm.