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Chris Columbus to helm Five Nights At Freddy’s movie

February 15th, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

The movie adaptation of point-and-click survival horror video game Five Nights At Freddy’s has a director. And it’s not who we were expecting.

It’s Chris Columbus. Yes, the same Chris Columbus best known for helming such kid-friendly fare as Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies. At first look, it’s a weird choice, isn’t it? Like hearing that Nick Park has been hired to direct a remake of Driller Killer. But Columbus isn’t as odd a choice as you’d think.

Columbus has proved his horror/comedy chops in the past, being the writer of Joe Dante-directed Gremlins. Columbus is slated to write, direct and produce the project, being produced by Blumhouse Productions. Blumhouse announced the director’s involvement in this Tweet:

The movie version of FNaF was originally mooted back in 2015, when rights were bought by New Line Cinema and Gil Kenan (City of Ember) was attached to write and direct. However, the project was subsequently dropped by New Line’s parent company Warner Bros., before being picked up by Blumhouse. It finally looks like things are moving now.

Five Night At Freddy’s does not currently have a scheduled release date, but you’ll know when we do.

Source: Twitter

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...