Chris Columbus, the director behind ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ has officially signed on to write and direct the feature film adaptation of the hit horror video game ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s.’ This seems like a great film project for the director to take on. It’s the kind of movie that fits his style. Don’t forget, Columbus is also the guy who wrote ‘The Goonies,’ and ‘Gremlins.’
Blumhouse made the news official on social media.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018
For those of you who don’t know, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of horror games produced solely by Cawthorn, which saw tremendous success on PC and mobile. The games always place you in the position of some kind of night-shift security guard in a family-style amusement restaurant with creepy animatronic mascots who come to life at night time. You’re forced to slowly navigate security camera feeds to keep track of them, and periodically the power will go out completely, rendering you vulnerable. The game is focused on jump scares.