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Five Nights At Freddy's is being turned into a 'terrifying' Hollywood movie

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Five Nights At Freddy's is being turned into a 'terrifying' Hollywood movie

Warner Bros. has obtained the rights to produce and distribute a movie based on Scott Cawthon's animatronic horror game Five Nights At Freddy's.

At the moment, it's only being put out to writers, so it's in the earliest stage possible. But it is happening.

Cawthon reckons that the "story really lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to."

Its popularity is already well-established so he's probably right. But will it translate well to a movie? We are talking about a plot that's source of horror are robotic cuddly toys that entertain the children in a pizza restaurant.

Then again, there have been horror movies based on clowns, stuffed dolls, and leprechauns before. And they worked for the most part.

Five Nights At Freddy's

In any case, one of the producers says it will be an "insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie.”

Plus, the people from Warner Bros. focusing on it are also overseeing a Beetlejuice sequel and another film adaptation of Stephen King's It (the one with the clown). So maybe Five Nights At Freddy's will fit right in with these sillier, schlockier horror movies.

In any case, whether you're groaning or cheering, what cannot be denied is that this is an impressive turn of events.

Think about it: the first Five Nights At Freddy's game came out in August 2014. Less than a year later, a trilogy of games has been released, and a movie adaptation has been put into motion.

And this is all (well, mostly) the work of one guy. You can't predict success like that. But Cawthon has certainly jumped on it.

The Hollywood Reporter