The irreverent hit indie videogame Five Night’s at Freddy’s is bringing its unique brand of bizarro Chuck E. Cheese to the big screen.
Vertigo Entertainment has cut a deal to develop a film version of the hit videogame, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg attached to produce. The game is framed around Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, which is basically a creepier version of Chuck E. Cheese. Though the animatronic animal band plays for the kids during the day, those same robo-creatures turn into terrifying killers by night. In the right hands, the game lends itself to a potentially awesome film script. But it could also go off the rails pretty easily.
Commenting on the project to The Hollywood Reporter, Grahame-Smith said they hope to make a film that is “insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable,” which is exactly what we’d hope to hear. The videogame’s creator, Scott Cawthon, also seems keen on the film adaptation, noting that the concept “lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror.” Animatronic creatures turned into killing machines? Yeah, that’s most definitely unexplored territory. No argument there, and we’d love to see it brought to life.
The project is in the very early stages at this point, and the studio is out to writers now. Do you think this insane videogame can work as a film?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)