The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” games have become well-known for the dreadful atmosphere and horrifying jumpscares that each installment seems to have amassed a considerable number of fans.
It’s not surprising that a movie is in the works, and according to Deadline, Gil Kenan has been tapped to sit on the director’s chair for Warner Bros. The Israeli-British-American director is best known for making grim yet child-friendly movies such as “Monster House” and “City of Ember.” He is also responsible for 2015’s “Poltergeist” remake.
While “Monster House” was well-received by critics, “Poltergeist” garnered mixed reviews. Only time will tell if Kenan would be able to duplicate the foreboding atmosphere of Scott Cawthon’s horror series, which has released its fourth game only recently.
The first “Five Nights At Freddy’s” game revolves around a restaurant similar to Chuck-E-Cheese, but the robotic animals inside turns alive and explores the area to murder the main character.
The games have its fair share of critics, with many saying its developer churns out game after game only to make money. On July 29, Cawthon himself posted a statement on Steam, saying, “Criticisms of my games are fine, and a lot of times the criticism is valid. But there are a lot of people out there who will hate anything that becomes popular, just because it’s popular, and hate anyone who becomes successful, just because they are successful.”