Warner Bros. Secures Rights for 'Five Nights at Freddy's' Film Adaptation

Youtube Screenshot/ fileA screen grab from the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 teaser trailer

Warner Bros. has recently bought the rights to "Five Nights at Freddy's" and the dark video game is currently in the works to become a feature film.

"Five Nights At Freddy's," a survival horror point-and-click game, will soon have its own film adaptation after Warner Bros. announced it had acquired the rights to transform the critically acclaimed Scott Games indie title into its very own movie.

The adaptation is reportedly being produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, who also produced "Run All Night" and the soon-to-be-released "Poltergeist" reboot.

Game developer Scott Cawthon, who conceived the paranoia-filled gameplay complete with malfunctioning animatronic animals, told THR that the storyline for the game is ideal for a movie plot. He added that the tension and suspense in "Five Nights At Freddy's" fills up a "niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to."

Producer Grahame-Smith also said they were looking forward to working with Cawthon in creating "insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie."

Details regarding writer, director, plotline and cast have yet to be revealed as the movie is still in its infancy, but audiences and fans of the game should expect the same paranoia and tension in the movie the game series has become famous for.

The unique survival horror game features a simplistic design where players take on the character of a lone night security guard at an eerie family pizza place, Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, who must survive the graveyard shift without being attacked by malfunctioning animatronic robot animals that entertain patrons by day but become sadistic killers when night falls.

Released to rave reviews in August 2014, the game has recently made available its third installment in the series last month.