If you were terrified enough of those jacked up animatronics skulking around the security screens inside your computer screen, better get ready, because those Internet-legendary jump scares are coming to the biggest of screens soon enough. Five Nights at Freddy’s, which this time last year didn’t even exist, is now set to become a feature-length film.
It’s important to note that Five Nights at Freddy’s didn’t exist at all this time last year, because not only are we now getting a movie, there’s already been three games in the series released. That, along with the explosion of Internet fame for Five Nights at Freddy’s, has certainly made for a wild ride for series creator Scott Cawthon. According to a Hollywood Reporter article, he’s now working with Warner Bros. and producers from Vertigo Entertainment and KatzSmith Productions to take his creation to the big screen.
For the uninitiated, the original Five Nights at Freddy’s put you in the shoes of a security guard working his very first night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, which is basically Chuck E. Cheese’s. Well, it’s Chuck E. Cheese’s, except the animatronics tend to get a little restless at night, and by restless I mean murderous. We can only hope that doesn’t happen at Chuck E. Cheese’s, but you have to wonder sometimes.
If that doesn’t sound like enough material for a feature-length movie, Five Nights at Freddy’s fans will eagerly prove you wrong. The series has become renowned as much for its lore as it has for its jump scares. Without going too deep into the story, let’s just say there are more sinister things going on here than demented animatronics, and considering how horrifying the idea of demented animatronics is, that’s saying a lot.
The production team is looking for writers now, so a 2015 release is probably a little too optimistic. But, sooner rather than later, we’re going to have an all-new, much more terrifying Freddy stalking movie theaters. Sorry, Krueger.