Indie survival horror mobile game series Five Nights at Freddy’s is set to leap from smartphone screens to cinemas after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to turn it into a feature film.
Warner Bros. has confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment will produce the film version alongside Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.
Created by one-man-studio Scott Cawthon, the point-and-click series plunges the player into the security guard control room of Freddy Fabear’s pizzeria.
Malfunctioning animatronic characters patrol the night corridors, and necessitate careful use of cameras and security doors to stay alive.
The premium game's first installment scored an impressive 9/10 review score on Pocket Gamer, and captured a considerable online fanbase thanks to features from YouTubers such as PewDiePie.
No writer or director has been attached to the film project yet, and while three Five Nights at Freddy’s games have been released since September 2014, so far it looks like only one film has been commissioned.