Indie horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s is set to be the latest video game franchise to receive a Hollywood movie adaptation.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has picked up the film rights to Scott Cawthon’s popular horror series.
The adaptation will be produced by Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. It is currently being pitched to writers.
Enigmatic creator Cawthon is quoted by the outlet as saying: “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.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s takes place in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a more perverse version of Chuck-E-Cheese which is home to a number of murdrous animatronic animals. Your only goal is to survive a night locked in the establishment – much harder than it sounds.
The series initially gained a cult following amongst hardcore horror fans, before receiving extensive exposure from a number of high-profile YouTube channels, and eventually entering mainstream consciousness.
The most recent entry in the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, launched on Steam last month.