Five Nights at Freddy's movie scoops Poltergeist director

Movie pre-production rolls on as Scott Cawthon endures hate

Five Nights at Freddy's movie scoops Poltergeist director

As backlash against Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon grows, Warner Bros has secured Gil Kenan to direct the horror game’s movie adaptation.

Having directed the Poltergeist reboot, Kenan will now lead production on and co-write the premium game’s cinematic release.

Scares galore

Deadline reports that Tyler Burton Smith will also pen the script, while Adam Stone and Jay Ireland have signed on as executive producers.

"I'm a big FNAF fan myself! The depth of the game storyline is amazing... Scott [Cawthon] is one hell of a world builder," Kenan told his followers on Twitter.

The news follows a wave of criticism levied at Cawthon that’s been spearheaded by those who believe that the developer has been pumping out games purely to cash in on the first installment’s success.

In a year, Cawthon has released a total of four Five Nights at Freddy’s games.

Some have argued that this is too many, a sentiment that Cawthon responded to in a post on the Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4 Steam forums that you can read here.

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