Chris Columbus to Write and Direct Five Nights at Freddy’s Adaptation

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 produceFive 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:

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