Deadline reports that Poltergeist, City Of Ember and Monster House director Gil Kenan has signed on to work on the script with Tyler Burton Smith, and he’ll step behind the camera once it’s ready to go.
Created by Scott Cawthorn, Five Nights At Freddy’s takes place “in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts.”
As remakes go, the Poltergeist redo was doggedly competent, and we’ve got a lot of love for Monster House. Hopefully this can lean more towards the latter than the former.
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