Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is Taking on Five Nights at Freddy’s

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If you thought the computer game Five Nights at Freddy’s was scary with all of the creepy looking animatronics was, the story just got approved to make it’s way to the movies. With the idea now approved, the movie has also found it’s director! Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, has accepted the role to direct the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. 

In March of 2017, Blumhouse secured the rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s because producer Jason Blum won the trust of Five Nights creator Scott Cawthon. Cawthon will produce the movie alongside Columbus. 

Blumhouse posted the news on Twitter with Columbus’ new role:

Columbus has a history with writing and creating scary movie classics, such as GremlinsThe Goonies and Young Sherlock Holmes. As a director, he was very successful with directing Mrs. Doubtfire and the first two Harry Potter movies.

For those who don’t know about the game, Cawthon released Five Nights at Freddy’s in 2014 and it’s popularity grew so much that the franchise spans over six games. The goal of the game is to watch over Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria from 12 am to 6 am with cameras throughout the restaurant for five days. Seems simple, right? Except you only have a limited amount of power to turn lights on and well…the animatronics come alive and slowly make their way toward the room that you are to kill you. You can close the doors to your office, but that takes up power. If you think you have what it takes to survive, Steam has a bundle of all six games for $29.95!

The most interesting part about this will be who will be the lead role of security guard Mike Schmidt for watching the restaurant for the week and what his reaction will be when he finds out what they are being paid to watch the place (the first game shows you that you are paid $100 for watching the restaurant the entire five days.)

What do you think about a movie based on Five Nights at Freddy’s? Let us know in the comments below!

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