If you're a fan of video game movies, this is turning out to be a big week for news about them – we found out Rob McElhenney is directing the Minecraft [$6.99] movie earlier this week. Now, we know some of the production team behind the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] movie. According to a report and confirmed by IMDBpro listings, which are approved by site editors, several veteran producers are working on the movie. These include Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and a common collaborator in David Katzenberg who has directed TV episodes and co-created The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Roy Lee, who is connected to the Minecraft movie is also attached as producer. John Powers Middleton, who is a producer of numerous animated movies including The Lego Movie [$4.99] is attached as executive producer.

Scott Cawthon is credited as writer, executive producer, and an animator. While obviously people can drop off of the project, and the existence of producers doesn't necessarily mean anything toward this actually coming to life or being a good movie, but at least this is shaping up to be a serious-enough Hollywood production. And considering how huge the game has been not just in terms of selling copies, but of getting YouTube views – if they can turn those kids' eyes into butts in movie theater seats, well, the rich get richer.

  • drageard

    Da munny

  • curtisrshideler

    Well. I'll feed this money machine. I'd back it as a producer too, but financially it's probably better for me to just commit to seeing it a couple times. 😉 Can't wait to see how it turns out. Hope we get the backstory more and actually get to see FF's In its hay-day.

  • Anonomation

    What will Scott do when this is no longer popular?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Retire as a multi-millionaire.

      • Anonomation

        What will he do when he runs out of monaaaayy?

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        I'm not sure why you're so concerned. This kind of logic is sure a weird internet gotcha. His games are super-popular right now, and have a ridiculous cult following. I'm not sure what point you're trying to prove by being like "Yeah well what happens when people don't like his games anymore?!"

        The answer is he'll figure out what to do next, just like when you lose your job or anything else bad happens to you.

      • nini

        I'm merely interested to see where his FNAF fame will take him once the steam runs out on it or he wants something new. If it doesn't, good for him, he'll be able to retire happy instead of going back to develop whatever games weren't getting him attention before all this exploded.

      • DTownTony

        He'll enjoy spending his time with his family. He's a really nice, humble guy. Not sure why you're trying to be such a prick about him