How To Make A 'Five Nights At Freddy's' Movie Work?!
By Aric Sweeny
A Five nights at Freddy’s (Fnaf) movie was just announced, and the internet is buzzing already. For those of you that don’t already know, Fnaf is an indie point and click horror/survival game, that was released on August 8, 2014.
Its about a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza who must survive in only a room with access to cameras of each room and a limited amount of power, with animatronics trying to attack you throughout each night. You must last from 12 Am-6 AM for six nights to beat the game.The game sparked two successful sequels. When I first heard the news, I was skeptical. After really thinking it through though, I think if done right, this could be a great film.
First off, whoever directs this movie needs to ditch the whole scheme of how the games are played. There is absolutely no way that a ‘point and click’ movie could work. The only real way to make this good is if they disregard the way the game is played, and only use the characters and plot as source material.
While there isn’t really much plot or back-story to the game itself, the internet took care of that. There are countless theories as to what the game is truly about, and the director should utilize these theories to his advantage. While yes, the director should provide some of his own creative insight to the project, using these theories wouldn’t be a bad idea.
There are many animatronics the film could center around as the antagonists. I say it should focus mainly around the main 3 of the first game: Chica, Freddy, and Bonnie.
It is going to be a challenge to make this story work, considering that main protagonist (the security guard) and the the main antagonists (the animatronics) don’t speak, they must find another way to tell the story. Unless of course they are doing a silent film, which will never happen. I don’t think any kind of narrator will work for this one, so its not an option.
The director will also have to find a way for the movie to be a legitimate horror movie, instead of relying solely on jump scares, something that the game happens to do.
I also hope this is going to be animated, but no one knows as of now.
Do you think this movie will be a success? Leave a comment down below. Will you see it in theaters?
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter