An indie video game phenomenon that has spawned a multi-media franchise is coming to the big screen, courtesy of a Hollywood legend. According to Deadline, Chris Columbus, the man who helped develop The Goonies, Gremlins, Home Alone and Harry Potter, will write, direct and produce a Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) feature film, with creator Scott Cawthon and Jason Blum of Blumhouse also serving as producers.
FNaF takes place in a nightmare world where Chuck E. Cheese-style animatronic characters have gone homicidal. Players use security cameras and other tools to survive in a dark, claustrophobic environment teeming with in 2014 and there have been five sequels to date, as well as novels and retail merchandise.
The news was confirmed following this tweet by Blumhouse: