Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Reportedly in The Works

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Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Reportedly in The Works

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Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Scott Cawthon's surprise smash hit: Five Nights at Freddy's.

Five Nights at Freddy's came out of no-where (just like the jump-scares within the game itself) and quickly became an indie darling, favorite of "Let's Players," and has spawned several sequels. Now, it looks like it may be making its way onto the big screen.

The film rights for Five Nights at Freddy's have been picked up by Warner Bros. studios, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter. The feature adaptation will be produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.

"We're looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie," said Grahame-Smith.

"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," said Cawthon.

Just for a refresher, the plot of Five Nights at Freddy's revolves around a hapless security guard on night shift at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. However, the restaurant's creepy/cute animatronic animals aren't quite as friendly during the night as they are during the day, and our hero has to do his best to avoid being caught, and killed, by his mechanical stalkers.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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This one is really going to be dependent upon the execution...we've got enough horror films based solely around jump-scares as it is. Of course, this could actually end up putting an end to all those "FNAF Lore Theory" videos. :P

Need more details about their approach before... not getting excited persay, but before I'd look forward to it. I mean, it seems like something that could work, and who's nature is such that I'd hope would lend itself to not getting screwed over the way normal videogame movies are. The base idea behind the game when turned into a movie sorta seems like it'd be a low budget affair, which really doesn't mesh with the way most videogame movies try and ramp things up.

But then, a lot of the games' charm comes from the way not everything is obvious, explained, and in general leaving you with guesses and uncertainty. And that? That I can easily see not being something present in a movie. It also isn't something that lends itself to a cast of characters, so by default a lot of what the movies going to center around is going to be flat-out new which means even more unpredictability regarding how that's going to impact things.

I think just writing this out and thinking things through I came to the conclusion that it'll be a long-shot that this will do more than cash in on brand recognition.

I honestly cannot stand the cheap use of jump scares in "horror" films. If that is horror, then so is my toaster when I forget it's there. However, there is no indication that the film will use the same tactics, soooooo i'm...hopefull they may want go their own direction with the idea.
It's just...you know, hard not to see it going the easy cash-in way.

My captcha phrase is "vogon poetry." I feel like this adequately sums up my feeling about the quality of this idea.

Remember those jokes about this becoming the next Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Saw with a bajillion sequels?

I guess it's going to be true after all :/

A movie already? Christ, it isn't that great.

I remember around the Time 2 was coming, of a rumor that a FNAF movie was being made and that Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kennys, Tara Strong and John DiMaggio were to be the voices of the Animatronics (In order of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy). If the official Movie can get these four specifically then I will go see the movie even if it is a Jumpscare fest.

Otherwise, it'll depend on reviews and what not. Still, it's pretty neat they're making a FNAF film... Too bad it won't be out for years, and the FNAF fire will have died out considerably by then.

If they go comedy horror and don't take themselves to seriously, like in Cabin in the Woods, then this could be good. I could rent that movie.

Mr.Mattress:
I remember around the Time 2 was coming, of a rumor that a FNAF movie was being made and that Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kennys, Tara Strong and John DiMaggio were to be the voices of the Animatronics (In order of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy)

what...


even...

the...

hell...

in all seriousness if they went with this casting it could be brilliant if it's played right. The fnaf gang are supposed to be childhood icons so it would make sense to give them famous voice actor from our childhood,it could even add to the creepiness of it but sadly Hollywood doesn't like to use regular voice actors for big movie so I doubt it

I always felt the backstory of Five Nights would be better suited by a different medium, although film isn't what I had in mind. Will depend on the execution but it could be really good, mainly I just want to know the truth behind the events of the games.

Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

If this is legitimate though... I don't know historically these things have NOT been good, and I am concerned WB will just throw out a cheap and quick movie to cash in on it's popularity.... I don't know I will have to see what happens, for now I am being very cautious

thewatergamer:
Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

If this is legitimate though... I don't know historically these things have NOT been good, and I am concerned WB will just throw out a cheap and quick movie to cash in on it's popularity.... I don't know I will have to see what happens, for now I am being very cautious

While I'm not particularly hopeful, it's possible that he said that with the movie in mind, or that the movie will retread what's covered in the games.

infinity_turtles:

thewatergamer:
Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

If this is legitimate though... I don't know historically these things have NOT been good, and I am concerned WB will just throw out a cheap and quick movie to cash in on it's popularity.... I don't know I will have to see what happens, for now I am being very cautious

While I'm not particularly hopeful, it's possible that he said that with the movie in mind, or that the movie will retread what's covered in the games.

Huh must have missed the part about maybe making a movie... Oh well I really don't see why this exists, as lets face it the 3rd game wrapped it up pretty well, but I will reserve judgement until it's out

thewatergamer:
Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

It really doesn't though, even more so since the movie is probably going to be just a retelling of the story, and not a follow up.

thewatergamer:
Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

The movie could be a summary of all three games. Or could fill in some of the blanks the games still left out (like who Purple Guy really is).

Could work. I would be cool with it. The game can be really creepy sometimes, and I wonder if they can adapt that to the big screen.

Otherwise, I bet Scott Cawthon is swimming in money, now.

What else are they going to do? Movie adaptations of Minecraft and Angry Birds?

Oh, wait.

A video game movie of a franchise that's going to be forgotten in two years AND a modern horror movie that's going to rely on jump scares? Christ, we got something special here.

OuendanCyrus:
What else are they going to do? Movie adaptations of Minecraft and Angry Birds?

Oh, wait.

Yeah, or Tetris.

Fuck.

The games are so damn bare bones that I don't see how a film could appease the fans. EDIT: Then again, nothing will appease the FNaF fanbase what with their theory crafting and all. I mean stay faithful to the games (or at least the spirit of the games).

Expect the animatronics to look like shit, by the way, because the first thing about the game that will be forgotten is that the animatronics are supposed to be cute but deadly (Springtrap aside, because damn).

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In keeping with its' source material, WB will release three films in the space of a year.

Wonderful more shot on shitteo jump scare horror films. I was hoping this breed of film was beginning to die out with how even paranormal actshitty is now getting direct to dvd films, but alas I might be wrong.

So we've got an announcement, knowing the series the movie should be out in 3 months.

It might work if it will give the backstory of the series, all the moments behind the scenes.

I smell a clone wars is coming

You know the drill, one original/ blockbuster movie come, it will sprout out several terrible clones!

OP- I more opted for a minimovie but as a feature length film? I hightly doubt the film will be exactly like the first game (or are they going to make the secruity guard so stupid for ricking his life for minium wages?) without padding in flashback and maybe some epilogue like in that upcoming machinima miniseries?

Hmm, well since the game is not huge on gameplay and more about sound and atmosphere its certainly a better fit for a movie then most.

I don't know how they will make something movie length, but it could be a nice chance for scott to go into a bit more detail into the setting. I hope they have some money to make some convincing animatronic props instead of CGI or something silly.

Eh. I'm of the opinion that remakes and adaptations do not destroy the things which they are based off of, so I feel like regardless of how good or bad it is the FNaF games will still exist as they always have. And perhaps a film will draw even more people to the original who wouldn't have tried it before. So I'm going to set my expectations not too high (unless trailers push me in another direction), and if it's good or decent it will be a pleasant surprise, and if it's bad then nothing of value was lost.

What would really be meta is if they did a game adaptation of the film adaptation.

I hope it's a wonderful, terrible, campy movie in the line of a lot of Jason movies; worth watching not because it's particularly scary but because it's funny.

Eh, don't worry ladies and gents. This movie has a 25% chance of coming out in the next 3 year, 25% chance of coming out at all, and a 50% chance of being stuff in development hell for so long that the rights revert back to Cawthon. Movie producers buy the rights to random crap that might be have public interest all of the time and likely never get beyond a plot outline or rough draft. Even back when it was the most bankable game IP, the Halo never got off the ground, and that was a top selling franchise with Microsoft investing tons of money into it.

The good thing here is Scott should now have extra money to make more games or invest in larger studio. (Hopefully he signed a deal that got him some money upfront.) The only downside is he'll have to talk to people who might want to dumb down his story, but he can always say only the games are canon, if the movie is made and sucks.

heh heh, guys, April First was a week ago...

...guys?

Steven Bogos:
Five Nights at Freddy's[/a] came out of no-where (just like the jump-scares within the game itself)

The very first thing you say, and it is the exact opposite of the truth. What makes Five Nights at Freddy's work is that the jump-scares don't come out of nowhere. The game is all about keeping track of incoming jump scares and shutting them down before they can jump scare you.

Changing this is the worst thing about FNaF3, in my opinion.

I will really LOVE the reaction of the very serious fans of the series.
Like:
"Why the murderer wasn't purple in the movie?"
"Chica isn't so sexy!!!"
"Golden Freddy isn't a physical suit!!!"
"Why the Phone Guy have a different voice?"
Something like that.

But I hope at least if Scott help the director to be faithful to the original story and not make it very Hollywood-like...
I hope for a prequel of ALL the games as a movie. A movie telling the murders of the children in the first dinner.

Aerosteam:
A video game movie of a franchise that's going to be forgotten in two years AND a modern horror movie that's going to rely on jump scares? Christ, we got something special here.

OuendanCyrus:
What else are they going to do? Movie adaptations of Minecraft and Angry Birds?

Oh, wait.

Yeah, or Tetris.

Fuck.

Waait, there is a Tetris movie in the making:

*search*

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THERE IS A TETRIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!

Well, to be fair, maybe it is a Biography of the creator of Tetris, not an action blockbuster film.

thewatergamer:

infinity_turtles:

thewatergamer:
Didn't Scott basically come out and say that the whole reason he wasn't making a FNAF 4 was because the story was "complete" this seems to go completely against that statement if its true...

If this is legitimate though... I don't know historically these things have NOT been good, and I am concerned WB will just throw out a cheap and quick movie to cash in on it's popularity.... I don't know I will have to see what happens, for now I am being very cautious

While I'm not particularly hopeful, it's possible that he said that with the movie in mind, or that the movie will retread what's covered in the games.

Huh must have missed the part about maybe making a movie... Oh well I really don't see why this exists, as lets face it the 3rd game wrapped it up pretty well, but I will reserve judgement until it's out

Actually....If you get deeper in the lore of FNAF, you will see there are a lot more things to be covered in the future.
After all we don't know nothing about:
Murderer Identity
Shadow Bonny
How Balloon Boy, Mangle and Toy Chica are connected with the Arcade Videogames
Who were the original Mascots
Why they created this Hybrid Suit in the first place.
WHY, oh WHY we don't know what it have all to do with the demonic message in FNAF1

SweetShark:
Well, to be fair, maybe it is a Biography of the creator of Tetris, not an action blockbuster film.

Nope.

"It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie."

Aerosteam:

SweetShark:
Well, to be fair, maybe it is a Biography of the creator of Tetris, not an action blockbuster film.

Nope.

"It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie."

Well, ok. This might be VERY difficult to be a good movie, but I will try be faithful with my policy:
First I will see the movie or the reactions of the reviewers, then judge.

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