Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Five Night Picked Up For Film Potential

Five Nights at Freddy's has been picked up by Warner Bros. and may be optioned into a movie, as part of the sweeping craze to buy up all the video game things. Everywhere!

I think I may let Five Nights slide. It's an odd game that would lend itself well to the horror genre. For those who haven't played the game, it's become a recent cult classic. Google it and you'll mostly find YouTube and Twitch videos of people reacting to the game. It is a 2014, point and click indie game centering around a fictional pizza parlor, Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Think of it like Chuck E Cheese, but weirder. You are a security guard, and apparently the animatronic characters come to life at night. Your goal is to survive your work shift at Freddy's.

By comparison to the rest of the video game movies being picked up, Five Nights could work. The concept is simple enough that it could be embellished with additional characters without detracting from the original plot line. There is an opportunity to be creative and not destroy the original work. Very important to us gamers.

Creator of the game, Scott Cawthorn, will be working with WB to produce the film. How active he will be in the film is unknown, but there is already a building hype around the product.

“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie,” said Seth Grahame-Smith, one of the producers of the film.

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