Chris Columbus to Direct 'Five Nights at Freddy's' for Blumhouse

The filmmaker will also write the video game adaptation.
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Chris Columbus is spending some time at Freddy's.

The filmmaker will write and direct a film adaptation of the video game Five Nights at Freddy's for Blumhouse, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

The project, which at one point was set up at Warner Bros', is based on the series of six games created by Scott Cawthon that first launched in 2014. The game is set at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, which is basically a dark version of Chuck E. Cheese's. (In this pizza parlor, the animatronic animal band goes on killing sprees at night). To win the game, you must survive a night locked inside. Cawthon will produce with Columbus and Jason Blum.

Blumhouse welcomed Columbus via Twitter Monday. The filmmaker is repped by WME.

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