Help yourself to a mint from the jar if you saw this one coming: Chris Columbus has been hired to direct the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie.
Based on the game series of the same name, a film version has been in gestation for a while. However, the appointment of Columbus – best known for directing the first two Harry Potter films and the first two Home Alones – is a legitimate surprise. That said, early in his screenwriting career, he did pen the scripts to both Gremlins and The Goonies, both of which have horror undertones.
Five Nights At Freddy’s is being produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions company. There’s no word yet on who will star, nor when to expect the movie. But as we hear more, we’ll let you know…
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018