The film adaptation for the creepy but fun survival horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s is moving forward.
The latest move by Warner Bros. is to bring the game’s creator on board as one of the producers of the film.
According to Touch Arcade, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator and sole developer Scott Cawthon has signed up to be one of the executive producers of the film adaptation. He is also due to be given credit as the film’s writer as well as animator.
This seems to be a move by Warner Bros. to ensure the quality of the game adaptation, Ecumenical News said. By bringing Cawthon aboard the creative team that will bring Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen, Warner Bros. is making sure that someone is there to keep watch and guarantee that what made the game a hit is kept intact in the adaptation.
The Hollywood Reporter had first reported on the studio’s acquisition of the film rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s in April. According to the report, Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment had signed up as producer together with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.
Smith and Katzenberg are the duo behind KatzSmith Productions
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of survival horror games that pits a night shift security guard against a group of animatronic animals that move around and attack people at night. The goal is to survive until the morning at 6 AM.
The first two games take place at the fictional Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, while the third game takes in a theme park called “Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction.”
A fourth title in the franchise, which takes place in a child’s home where the animatronic animals somehow found their way in, was released earlier than scheduled. According to IGN, the game appeared for download at Steam for $8 on Thursday, ahead of the August 8th release date announced by Scott Cawthon.
Geek Snack had earlier reported that Cawthon had moved the release date to August 8 to coincide with the first game’s anniversary. It was originally scheduled for release on October.