Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Addresses Haters As The Game’s Movie Gets A Director



The live-action Five Nights At Freddy’s movie now has a director (thanks Deadline). It’s Gil Kenan, who is the director of Monster House, City of Ember, and this year’s Poltergeist remake.


It’s said that Kenan will be writing the script to the film along with Tyler Burton Smith, who wrote and acted in Sleeping Dogs and Prototype 2 (yes, the games). As was previously announced, Warner Bros. has obtained the rights to create and distribute the film from Scott Cawthon.


Speaking of which, Cawthon recently addressed his fans and haters in a post on the Steam Community forums titled “Make a Difference.” He thanks his supportive fan base but also calls those who hate on his success “misguided.”


“Did you know that last year I was working at Dollar General? I worked as a cashier. I had three bosses who were all still in high school. Before that I worked at Target in the backroom freezer, unloading frozen foods. I haven’t had a successful life; and now that God has blessed me with some success, I’m doing my best to be responsible with that success,” writes Cawthon.


He also says that those who have decided to make it part of their life to hate on people are not actually changing anything, as much as they may like to think they are. Instead, Cawthon says, if you want to make a difference you should be positive and create and work hard – “Focus on your success, and your story.”


Cawthon is certainly in a position to give advice like this given that in the past year has released four highly successful games and now has a Hollywood movie being produced based upon them.

Chris Priestman