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.