Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Led by Harry Potter Director

Chris Columbus directing the series’ adaptation

The videogame series might be done, but Five Nights at Freddy’s still has a movie to make. Thought its plans were initially revealed back in 2015, the project just recently announced its director.

Movie-watchers might remember Chris Columbus as the director of the first two Harry Potter films, as well as Home Alone and Home Alone 2. He is a proven director with many titles under his belt, and it may be a big win for Freddy.

Scott Cawthon’s hit indie horror series has now seemingly wrapped-up. No plans have been revealed for anything beyond the 2017 release Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator. As a videogame series spanning several titles, it may be time to put it to rest. But beyond its legacy of inspiration, the movie may serve as one final encore.

There is good news in that Scott Cawthon will join Chris Columbus as co-producer. What this entails exactly is uncertain, but it is likely to ensure that the movie stays true to the spirit of its original work. Columbus, at least, has made adaptations before.


Despite its devoted fanbase, Five Nights at Freddy’s might seem like a bit of a gamble. After Warner Bros. sold its rights to the movie to Blumhouse Productions, we can only hope it doesn’t change hands again. No plans for a release date have been announced, nor will they will likely be for some time. The plot is anyone’s guess, but it is sure to include the original’s animatronic-inspired horror.

Chris Columbus may in fact be a good choice of director for the indie project. The Home Alone connection seems particularly fitting, considering the potential for similarities. Though instead of robbers pounding at the doors, the familiar face of Freddy Fazbear will offer an earnest greeting.

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