‘Home Alone’ Director Chris Columbus to Write, Produce, and Direct ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

After months of searching for a director to head the project, Blumhouse Productions has finally signed Chris Columbus to direct, produce, and write a film adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s Five Nights at Freddy’s game series.

Chris Columbus has previously directed Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and has experience Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He’s also worked on adapting video game properties, as he directed Adam Sandler’s Pixels back in 2015.

Blumhouse has produced on several horror pictures, including Get Out, Insidious, and Split. 

Columbus’ signing is pointing to the Five Nights movie being kid-focused, though Blumhouse has proved that it can handle the game’s survival horror genre. The series itself has expanded past games and into novels and toys, though whether the novels will serve as a basis for the film’s screenplay is unclear.

With a new director in line, who do you hope to see in a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie? Do you think Chris Columbus will stay true to the source material? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Blumhouse

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s