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Warner Bros. picks up rights to video game Five Nights at Freddy's

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Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S, the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon, with plans to develop a feature adaptation to be produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions, according to THR.

For the uninitiated (myself included), FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S takes place in...

...Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs by day, and goes on murderous rampages by night. The goal of the game is survive a night locked inside, knowing that a furry death machine might jump out of the dark at any moment.

So it's basically about homicidal animatronics on a killing spree. Sounds like a killer good time to me!

The project is currently out to writers. Adam Stone and Jay Ireland will executive produce. Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing for Warners.

Game creator Scott Cawthon shared...

"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."

I can relate. I've taken my kids to Chuck E. Cheese a few times and can attest that those animatronic animals are kind of freaky. But damn, the pizza was delicious!

Extra Tidbit: Have you played FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S? Think it will make for a scary movie?
Source: THR

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