Fans of demonic bears are in luck: Video game "Five Nights at Freddy's" is getting the big screen treatment.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Warner Bros. will distribute a film version of "Freddy's," the popular game created by Scott Cawthon. Seth Grahame-Smith ("Dark Shadows," "Beetlejuice 2") and David Katzenberg are producing, alongside Roy Lee. (That trio is currently at work on Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Stephen King's "It.")
The game description, per THR:
The game takes place in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs by day, and goes on murderous rampages by night. The goal of the game is survive a night locked inside, knowing that a furry death machine might jump out of the dark at any moment.
Grahame-Smith noted that the flick would be "an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie."
"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," Cawthon added.
The project is currently searching for a writer.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
Photo credit: Scott Cawthon/THR