‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ finds director in ‘Poltergeist’ remake helmer

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After creating the remake of a famed classic horror film, this director will set his sights on the adaptation of a famed horror video game.

Gil Kenan, who just directed the Poltergeist remake, is set to direct the adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, according to Deadline. This comes a few months after Warner Bros. announced their intentions to make the project.

The plot of the video game centered around a security guard who is challenged to survive his or her shift by keeping an eye on the security cameras and using them to track the animatronic animals that come to life and roam the restaurant at night.

Kenan has directed two features besides Poltergeist (Monster House and City of Ember), but got some recognition when the horror remake made a decent amount at the box office. It doesn’t hurt that horror is hit or miss and this adaptation sounds like something that could really take off during October when studios are looking for cheap, scary entries in order to make some easy cash.

Tyler Burton Smith will pen the script alongside Kenen with no release date set just yet.

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