Chris Columbus is going to be directing the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie adaptation. Blumhouse Productions announced this on their Twitter account, with a picture of two director’s chairs. One is for Freddy Fazbear, and the other for Columbus. Jason Blum is also working on the project as producer.
It would seem that the Five Night’s at Freddy’s movie adaptation is still happening. I can’t believe it either, but here we are. The production company, Blumhouse Productions, is pushing the project forward. Not only that, but, according to their Twitter, they’ve snagged a huge name to helm this movie adaptation. It’s none other than Chris Columbus, of Home Alone and Harry Potter (the first two movies) fame. Oh, and Pixels. They got him to direct Pixels. Oh, how the might have fallen.
Columbus is not the only big name from the world of film that has been roped into the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. According to Game Informer, One of the producers of the movie will be Jason Blum, who has a huge catalog of movies he’s produced behind him, including the awesome Get Out. Of course, the game’s creator, Scott Cawthon, will also act as producer. Executive producer, to be exact. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if they announce Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Freddy Fazbear. Wouldn’t be his first time wearing a bear. Oh, and let’s get Daniel Day Lewis out of retirement to do Phone Guy.
Currently, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is in very early stages of pre-production. It’ll likely be a good long while until we get a more concrete first look at it. In the meantime, we can only hope that it won’t go over as every other video game adaptation. How they’re going to pull this off, I have no idea, but I am morbidly curious.