Warner Bros. has picked up the feature film rights to the popular video game series Five Nights at Freddy's for a movie adaptation. The studio is currently seeking writers at this time, with Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee producing alongside KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. The video game take place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it is much darker and more twisted than you'd expect.
The game is set at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, described as a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs children's songs by day. However, when night falls, the animals go on terrifying murderous rampages. The video game players must try to survive a night inside Freddy's, knowing that any one of these kill-crazy animals could jump out at any time. Here's what the video game's creator, Scott Cawthon, had to say in a statement.
"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."
Producer Seth Grahame-Smith had this to say in his statement.
"We're looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie."
Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are all currently producing an adaptation of Stephen King's IT, which Cary Fukunaga is directing. Roy Lee recently produced Run All Night and the upcoming Poltergeist remake, in theaters May 22. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are currently developing the long-awaited sequel Beetlejuice 2.