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Chris Columbus to Spend Five Night at Freddy's for Video Game Adaptation
Feb 13, 2018 by: WENN
Mrs. Doubtfire and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has signed on to take charge of the latest movie adaptation of popular video game Five Nights at Freddy's.
The filmmaker will also write and produce the project, based on a security guard battling animatronic robots that come to life.
The game's creator, Scott Cawthon, will also serve as a producer.
He launched the game in 2014 and it became an overnight hit, generating billions of views on YouTube and powering to the top of Android and iOS charts upon its release.
Cawthorn's project has since been adapted for a series of bestsellers and a merchandise line.
Columbus isn't new to scary family films--he was the writer behind cult classics like Gremlins and The Goonies, while he also produced Night at the Museum.
Five Nights at Freddy's was previously adapted by directors Tyler Irvin and Scott Allen Pickford.
Busy Columbus, who also directed family favorite Home Alone, is also producing the upcoming Nosferatu remake, with 21-year-old actress Anya Taylor-Joy leading the cast, and Kurt Russell's live-action film about Santa Claus. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star will portray Father Christmas in the film, which will be directed by The Angry Birds Movie's Clay Kaytis.
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