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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

07.29.2015

Five Nights at Freddy's Gil Kenan

Back in April, we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE, CITY OF EMBER, POLTERGEIST remake) is set to direct, and will also co-pen the film's script with video game writer Tyler Burton Smith (Sleeping Dogs, Prototype 2).

The point-and-click game centers around a Chuck-E-Cheese-like pizzeria that features animatronic characters, who come to life and terrorize a night security guard while the restaurant is closed. As a whole, the series has received decent reviews from critics (although most still consider the first to be the best one), and has developed a sizable online following. Five Nights at Freddy's fans: Do you think Gil Kenan is a solid choice to bring the video game to life on the big screen, or would you rather see a different director behind the camera ?

There's no word on when production could start on FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S, but if things move along well in the development stage, I could easily see it hitting theaters sometime next year or early 2017.

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Source: Deadline

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12:29PM on 07/29/2015
I actually enjoyed the new Poltergeist more. I also like the idea for a Five Nights at Freddys film, it could work if given the right script.
I actually enjoyed the new Poltergeist more. I also like the idea for a Five Nights at Freddys film, it could work if given the right script.
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12:28PM on 07/29/2015

There is no chance this will appeal to anyone

Fans of the game will see it's directed by the asshole who ruined Poltergeist, fans of horror movies will see it's based on a gimmick game that kids love because "jumpscares" and I won't care at all because it's going to be another scary movie for 10 year olds.
Fans of the game will see it's directed by the asshole who ruined Poltergeist, fans of horror movies will see it's based on a gimmick game that kids love because "jumpscares" and I won't care at all because it's going to be another scary movie for 10 year olds.
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