The director of Home Alone is bringing one of the scariest video-games of all time to the big screen 3 years ago

The director of Home Alone is bringing one of the scariest video-games of all time to the big screen

Anyone who has played this game will testify to how terrifying it is.

Writer and director Chris Columbus will bring Five Nights At Freddy's to the big screen, with the help of the game's creator Scott Cawthon and horror producer extraordinaire Jason Blum.

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Columbus has several hits under his belt to date - Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two Harry Potter movies - but has also had one or two duds on his recent CV, like the Adam Sandler misfire Pixels, and the big screen adaptation of hit musical Rent.

Horror isn't something people normally associate with Columbus, but he has flirted with the genre before, having written the screenplay for Gremlins back in the day.

Five Nights At Freddy's could be an easy hit for the director, as it tells the story of a night-time security guard who works at a restaurant - that'll be the titular Freddy's Pizza - that is filled with animatronic characters. However, at night-time, when he's there all alone, they have a tendency to come to life and get very murderous.

So, kind of like an evil, scary version of Night At The Museum.

The mix of comedy and horror should work very well for Columbus, and producer Blum has been behind some of the most successful horror movies of recent times, including Get Out, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Split, Insidious and loads more besides.

There is no word yet on any stars or a release date, but here is a group of people completely freaking out while playing the game, which is never not funny to watch.

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