Not to be outdone by Slender Man
, Blumhouse is pushing full steam ahead with its live-action adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon
’s point-and-click video game phenomenon that first flickered into life back in 2014.
Word comes by way of Deadline, revealing that Chris Columbus
, Harry Potter) has signed on to write, direct and produce the horror pic previously earmarked for Gil Kenan
The latter had been attached to a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie three years ago, when Warner Bros.
owned rights to the multimedia franchise. Those plans quickly unraveled, though, thereby allowing Blumhouse to swoop in and acquire Cawthon’s cult series last March.
Fast forward to 2018, and Freddy Fazbear’s pizza joint – a demented, twisted version of Chuck E. Cheese’s or ShowBiz Pizza Place – is officially open for business. And it’ll be Chris Columbus calling the shots from behind the lens,