The rights to "Five Nights at Freddy's", a widely popular independent video game, were recently purchased by Warner Brothers Studio, in order to produce a film based on the series. Since the movie's announcement last April, fans are undecided whether it would be good for the game or not.
"Five Nights at Freddy's", which was first released on Steam in 2014, has received generally positive reviews from players and critics alike. The success of the game is attributed to its seemingly simplistic plot and mechanics. Many insiders have praised "Five Nights at Freddy's" for "emphasizing the fear and suspense of an approaching threat, rather than the arrival of the threat itself as in other horror-oriented games."
With the massive fan base and solid ratings that the game has received, it has since spawned two equally successful sequels - with a fourth installment rumored to be in production. Earlier this year, there were speculations of a movie floating online. The rumor was finally confirmed in April by The Hollywood Reporter, and since then, it has been a topic for debate among fans of the game.
While fans are excited and curious about how the game would play out in the form of a movie they are also equally apprehensive, as recent video game-based movies have turned out to be more of a disappointment instead of fulfilling expectations. Players of "FNAF" are worried that the film adaptation would only add on to the already long list of video game-based movie flops, which includes "Doom", "Wing Commander" and "Bloodrayne".
Nevertheless, in anticipation of the film, some fans have taken it upon themselves to produce their version of "Five Nights At Freddy's" in the hopes that their take would inspire executives at Warner Brothers to follow suit. Youtube production companies Typhoon Cinema and Deviant Picture Films have released a short clip on May 6 that might as well be a trailer for the upcoming movie.
The video is widely considered to capture the claustrophobic feel of the game, with the clip focusing on Springtap, a villain in "FNAF". Youtube comments have been widely composed of praises, with fans considering the clip to be as scary and unnerving as the game it is based on.
"Five Nights at Freddy's" movie is still reportedly in the works and no release date has been announced or confirmed.