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Poltergeist Remake Director Gil Kenan to Helm Five Nights At Freddy’S

29 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan will instill life in the animatronic animals of Five Nights at Freddy's, the upcoming Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular horror video game of the same name.

Collider relays the news of Kenan taking on the director's chair for the Five Nights at Freddy's film adaptation. In addition to directing, Kenan will also write the screenplay with Tyler Burton Smith.

Producing the project are Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and David Katzenberg.

Five Nights at Freddy's was created by Scott Cawthon and debuted last August. Since then, the game's infectious fear has spread amongst gamers and three sequels have been released. If you'd like to know more about Five Nights at Freddy's, we have the original game's official synopsis and teaser trailer:

"Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, »

- Derek Anderson

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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in April, we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (Monster House, City Of Ember, Poltergeist remake) is set to direct, and will also co-pen the film's script... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Five Nights At Freddy's movie lands Poltergeist director

28 July 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gil Kenan is to direct the Five Nights At Freddy's movie, following his work on Monster House and Poltergeist...

It's been a few months now since Warner Bros picked up the movie rights to bring the videogame series Five Nights At Freddy's to the big screen. And it doesn't sound like the studio is messing about: it's found the director for the project.

Gil Kenan, who helmed this year's Poltergeist remake, as well as the excellent animated movie Monster House, is signing on the dotted line to direct the film. Furthermore, he'll pen the screenplay for Five Nights At Freddy's alongside Tyler Burton Smith.

The idea behind the game, if you've not had the pleasure, is to work as a security guard at a pizza restaurant. Er, a pizza restaurant where animatronic delights wander through the corridors, looking for victims. It's a simple concept, and one that's generated three games to date. »

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'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie Lands 'Poltergeist ' Director

28 July 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has closed a deal with director Gil Kenan to take the helm of their video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy's. We first reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. secured the rights to the popular video game series, created by Scott Cawthon, which launched just last year. The story takes place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it's much more dark and sinister than the setting may lead you to believe.

Five Nights at Freddy's centers on a group of people trapped inside a popular pizza restaurant named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is similar to the Chuck-e-Cheese restaurant chain. They begin to relaize that, at night, an animatronic animal, part of the house band, comes to life and starts killing people left and right. Users play as the people who are locked inside, as they try to find a way to survive and make it out of Freddy's alive. »

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Kenan To Direct "Five Nights At Freddy's"

28 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gil Kenan ("Monster House," "Poltergeist") has been hired to direct "Five Nights At Freddy's," a live-action feature film adaptation of the popular video game series.

Set in a Chuck-e-Cheese-like eatery during the night, you play a security guard who uses security camera feeds to keep an eye out for the animatronic animals which become murderers at night and will kill you.

The game has become an online sensation, not just in terms of play but watching others play it and getting scared silly. It has also spawned three sequels.

Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith while Roy Lee and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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What is Five Nights at Freddy's? The survival horror series that has terrified YouTube

24 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Originally intended for release in August, today (July 24) has seen the surprise release of the fourth Five Nights at Freddy's instalment, said to conclude a series of terrifying horror games that debuted just under a year ago.

Not only has it taken the world of YouTube by storm, but also Hollywood, with Warner Bros picking up the movie rights earlier this year. So why does it have everyone so terrified?

What is Five Nights at Freddy's?

Five Nights at Freddy's is a cult PC and mobile survival horror series created by developer Scott Cawthon. The original was dubbed as the "scariest game in years". Players are challenged with surviving a shift as a security guard while waves of deadly, animatronic robots - from a seemingly cute bear to a purple, long-eared bunny - are stalking the building looking for you.

It plays out in a simple but very unique way. »

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Everything we know about the Minecraft movie, including release date, director and more

22 July 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If the Minecraft movie is even half as popular as the video game, then Mojang will have a true, ahem, blockbuster on its hands. As anticipation builds for Minecraft's silver screen debut, we've decided to dig around for some more information.

From potential release dates and budgets, to storylines, directors and producers, here's everything we know about the Minecraft movie so far.

What's the Minecraft movie all about?

Plot details are thin on the ground, but Mojang COO Vu Bui told The Guardian that it will tell one of the countless possible stories from Minecraft's build-it-yourself game world. "When coming up with a story, we want to make sure it is just a story within Minecraft, as opposed to the story within Minecraft," he said.

Elaborating on his comments, Bui said that the company doesn't want to discourage players by coming up with an official story of the Minecraft universe. »

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Minecraft movie lands its director

21 July 2015 11:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney has been hired to bring Minecraft to the big screen...

All had been quiet for a little while on the proposed Minecraft movie - but the project has just got a fresh boost, with the news that its director has been found.

Minecraft was, at one stage, set to be directed by Night At The Museum trilogy helmer Shawn Levy. He departed the project at the end of last year, and there had been no word on his replacement. However, it's been confirmed by Minecraft creators Mojang that a new director has been found.

Rob McElhenney, the creator, writer and star of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been given the job. It sounds like he's had the job for a few weeks too, as he was recently a visitor to the Minecon convention that took place in London.

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'Minecraft' Movie Gets 'It's Always Sunny' Creator to Direct

21 July 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and co-creator Rob McElhenney has signed on to direct Warner Bros.' Minecraft video game adaptation. The filmmaker replaces Shawn Levy, who backed out of directing Minecraft back in December, with screenwriters Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney also parting ways with the project. It isn't known if Rob McElhenney will also take a crack at the script, or if the studio is seeking new writers. Here's what Vu Bui, CEO of Minecraft publisher Mojang, had to say in a statement.

"Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around Minecon in London a couple weeks ago. He's Rob McElhenney, and he's going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie."

Back in October, Rob McElhenney set up a project entitled Figment at Warner Bros., which was slated to be his directorial debut. Since it isn't known when either Figment or Minecraft will move forward first, »

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s’ Rob McElhenney to Direct ‘Minecraft’ Movie

21 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star and co-creator Rob McElhenney will direct the Minecraft movie for Warner Bros.

Minecraft publisher Mojang Ab made the announcement on its website, saying, “Hello there! Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around Minecon in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie.”

Warner Bros. acquired film rights to the video game franchise in February from Swedish developer Mojang Ab and set it up with Roy Lee through his Vertigo Entertainment production company along with Jill Messick (“Mean Girls”). Minecraft debuted in 2009 as a game in which players create an environment using textured cubes in a 3D world.

“It’s Always Sunny” was picked up by FX in 2005. The pub-set comedy has been renewed through its 12th season.

McElhenney has directed several episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. »

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‘Minecraft’ Movie to Be Directed by ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Star Rob McElhenney

21 July 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. has hired “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney to direct the “Minecraft” movie based on the popular video game that boasts 100 million users worldwide, it was announced Tuesday by Vu Bui, COO of game publisher Mojang. “Minecraft,” was introduced to gamers in 2009 by creator Markus “Notch” Persson. The game allows players to create avatars and build virtual worlds. McElhenney is excited about the game’s potential as a movie, having recently attended Minecon in London as a sign of his commitment. Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie”) will produce the “Minecraft” movie under his Vertigo Entertainment banner. »

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Rob McElhenney To Direct "Minecraft" Film

21 July 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" creator and cast member Rob McElhenney has reportedly been selected to direct the upcoming "Minecraft" film at Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Minecraft" creator Mojang announced the news on their official site, McElhenney replacing Shawn Levy who was previously attached a few months ago. Roy Lee and Jill Messick are attached to produce the film which currently doesn't have a release date.

The game, which deals with about breaking and placing blocks, passed 100 million registered users last year.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Bring Your Fears Home With The Poltergeist on Blu-Ray

17 July 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Fox's Poltergeist remake sought to bring everyone's fears back to life, and now they've revealed the blu-ray edition of the movie is coming out in September with a handful of special features and an all new Extended Cut.  Come inside to learn more!

20th Century Fox is bringing their newly made version of The Poltergeist to blu-ray on September 29th, and have revealed all the goodies that will be coming on the disc, including an extended cut and alternate ending fans didn't get to see in theaters: 

Fox 2000 Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present Poltergeist, from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” Evil Dead,” “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”). It contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.  When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. »

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Stephen King's 'It' Movie Targets 'Mama' Director

16 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Almost canceled after losing its first director, Stephen King's It movie is back on track with a new person behind the camera. THR reports that Andres Muschietti is in negotiations to take the helm for New Line. The movie has been without a director since May. There has been quite a lot of juggling when it comes to the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It, and for a short time, it looked like it might not even happen.

Cary Fukunaga, best known for his work directing True Detective, was hired to turn the thick tome into an epic blockbuster. That soon turned into two movies, and the budget ballooned. The director walked sighting creative differences. Then it looked like the movie was canceled altogether. But it transferred from Warner Bros. to New Line, where it was said the budget had been wrangled in and was under control. Cary Fukunaga »

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[Info] - "It" Stephen King’s It Finds a New Director

16 July 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

For a long time, an adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was being developed by director Carey Fukunaga ("True Detective") as a two-part feature film, but he left the project over Memorial Day weekend leaving New Line Pictures and producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg scrambling to find a new director. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision that Andy Muschietti, director of the 2013 breakout horror hit "Mama" (read our french "Mama" movie review), produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is in talks to take over the directorial reins. Originally meant to start shooting in June, the production was delayed when Fukunaga dropped out and when Muschietti's deal is closed, New Line will find »

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[Info] - "It: Part 1" Stephen King’s It Finds a New Director

16 July 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

For a long time, an adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was being developed by director Carey Fukunaga ("True Detective") as a two-part feature film, but he left the project over Memorial Day weekend leaving New Line Pictures and producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg scrambling to find a new director. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision that Andy Muschietti, director of the 2013 breakout horror hit "Mama" (read our french "Mama" movie review), produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is in talks to take over the directorial reins. Originally meant to start shooting in June, the production was delayed when Fukunaga dropped out and when Muschietti's deal is closed, New Line will find »

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Andy Muschietti replaces Cary Fukunaga as director on Stephen King’s It

16 July 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the job left open when Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) decided to leave the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It has just been filled by director Andy Muschietti.

Muschietti, who is in talks to helm the film for New Line Cinema, is best known for 2013’s Mama, a horror film starring Jessica Chastain and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The film was not only a major box office success, but it also received fairly positive reviews from critics as well.

Fukunaga had a very ambitious idea for his version of It, wanting to split the story into two separate films. He eventually dropped out as director in May over creative differences with the studio.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, We’re the Millers actor Will Poulter is no longer on board to play the role of Pennywise the Clown, but there is still a chance he may »

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Mama Director Andy Muschietti to Take on Stephen King’s It?

16 July 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It looks like New Line could have a new director to take us into the haunted town of Derry. A little less than two months ago, Cary Fukunaga departed the adaptation of Stephen King's It, and now Mama director Andy Muschietti is in talks to helm the project.

The news of Muschietti's negotiations for the director's chair on It comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Originally written as a two-part adaptation by Fukunaga and Chase Palmer, the It adaptation's script is now planned to be altered to fit Muschietti's ultimate version of the epic 1986 novel. This new adaptation of It is still expected to comprise two films.

Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are still on board to produce the project, with Andy's collaborator Barbara Muschietti anticipated to also join the producing front.

On the film's casting side, it's unknown if Will Poulter will be lined up for »

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Mama’s Andy Muschietti In Talks For Two-Part It Adaptation

16 July 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Horror aficionados the world over were devastated during the Memorial Day weekend when True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga dropped out of a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s It, citing creative differences after Warner Bros. dialed back the budget. Now, the studio has selected a replacement with a solid horror background – Mama helmer Andy Muschietti – in order to keep the project on track.

Sources tell THR that Muschietti is in talks to take the reins and will bring his distinctive vision to the project. As such, a new writer will soon be tapped to tweak the script, letting Muschietti provide his own spin on the 1986 King novel. Will Poulter, who was previously attached to star as evil clown Pennywise, has been released from his deal but could return if his schedule lines up and the new director likes him for the pivotal part.

The plan is apparently still to split It into two films, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Finds New Director

16 July 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” has gained a new director — Andy Muschietti, who directed 2013’s “Mama.”

Muschietti is in talks to replace Cary Fukunaga, who dropped out of the project over the Memorial Day weekend over budget issues. Fukunaga, best known for directing the first season of “True Detective,” came on board to the project in 2012.

Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are producing through their KatzSmith banner while Dan Lin and Roy Lee are also producing.

King’s massive 1986 novel — with 1,136 pages in its original publication — was adapted as a TV miniseries in 1991 starring the late John Ritter and Tim Curry. The story follows seven outcast children who come together over summer break to take on a monster troubling their town, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

“It” is a shapeshifting villain who mostly appears in the form of a clown »

- Dave McNary

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