Five Nights At Freddy’s movie finds a director

Poltergeist director steps in to direct video game movie Five Nights At Freddy’s

five nights at freddys

five nights at freddysIt wasn’t a surprise when the hugely successful video game/jump-scare machine Five Nights At Freddy’s was optioned for a movie, and it’s now moving forward at speed at Warner Bros.

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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