Gil Kenan (I) - News Poster


Chris Columbus and Blumhouse set to make Five Nights at Freddy’s movie

There’s good news today for fans of pant-wettingly scary video games as Blumhouse has announced it’s set to make an adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, with director Chris Columbus in the chair.

The director, who made Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies, has signed up to helm the adaptation of the beloved video game series.

Once upon a time, the rights for the movie were held over at Warner Bros, with Poltergeist director Gil Kenan slated to make the film.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the new movie, which was also confirmed by the official Blumhouse Twitter account welcoming Columbus to the fold.

Since they first launched in 2014, the Five Nights at Freddy’s games have become cult hits.

The games are based around Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, in which animatronic characters go on killing sprees after hours.

Scott Cawthon, creator of the series,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘Five Nights at Freddys’ Lands ‘Harry Potter’ Director Chris Columbus

A film adaptation of the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy’s has been in the works for a few years now. Originally, the project was set up at New Line Cinema with Monster House director Gil Kenan on board, but now a new director is being brought in as the project finds a new […]

The post ‘Five Nights at Freddys’ Lands ‘Harry Potter’ Director Chris Columbus appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Harry Potter Director Chris Columbus To Spearhead Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie

Not to be outdone by Slender Man, Blumhouse is pushing full steam ahead with its live-action adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon’s point-and-click video game phenomenon that first flickered into life back in 2014.

Word comes by way of Deadline, revealing that Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) has signed on to write, direct and produce the horror pic previously earmarked for Gil Kenan (Poltergeist).

The latter had been attached to a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie three years ago, when Warner Bros. owned rights to the multimedia franchise. Those plans quickly unraveled, though, thereby allowing Blumhouse to swoop in and acquire Cawthon’s cult series last March.

Fast forward to 2018, and Freddy Fazbear’s pizza joint – a demented, twisted version of Chuck E. Cheese’s or ShowBiz Pizza Place – is officially open for business. And it’ll be Chris Columbus calling the shots from behind the lens,
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Chris Columbus is Set to Write and Direct The Five Nights At Freddy's Movie

Chris Columbus, the director behind Home Alone, Harry Potter, and Mrs. Doubtfire, has officially signed on to write and direct the feature film adaptation of the hit horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's. This seems like a great film project for the director to take on. It's the kind of movie that fits his style. Don't forget, Columbus is also the guy who wrote The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes and Gremlins.

If you're not familiar with Five Nights at Freddy's, the story centers on a security guard who has to battle animatronic robots that come to life in a Chuck E. Cheese-like venue. And these things are supposed to be terrifying. My kids love this game franchise and they are constantly screaming when they play it. There are six games in the franchise and there's also a series of novels and retail merchandise lines.

This has the potential to
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Five Nights at Freddy's 6 Gets Announced Then Quickly Canceled

Back in March, Scott Cawthon, creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's video game series, teased that the long-gestating Five Nights at Freddy's movie is now happening at Blumhouse, and it seems we may get this movie before the next installment of the game. Scott Cawthon released a lengthy statement on Steam, where he revealed that the project he has been teasing for the past month was in fact Five Nights at Freddy's 6, but now he's cancelling the project altogether. Here's the first half of Scott Cawthon's statement below.

"Hey guys, I wanted to give you all an update on a project of mine. For the last month or so I've been dropping hints about a new game; and it's true that I'd been working on one (call it FNaF 6 if you'd like.) But after forcing myself to keep working on it day after day, I realized something,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Blumhouse-Bound?

Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Blumhouse-Bound?
For months, there have been rumors that Warner Bros./New Line would put into turnaround Five Nights At Freddys, a thriller that is basically the tale of a night security guard terrorized by animatronic robots at a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It had been developed at the studio with Gil Kenan once attached to direct, with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame Smith and Roy Lee as producers. The studio pulled it back from turnaround a few months…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Coming Soon from Blumhouse?

It looks like, at long last, Five Nights at Freddy's is finally getting the movie adaptation that it deserves. Unlike many other video game adaptations that fans are more trepidatious about, people have been clamoring for a Five Nights at Freddy's movie ever since the game was released back in 2014. Now, creator Scott Cawthon has all but confirmed that the movie is happening at Blumhouse, without actually confirming that it is happening, in a not-so-subtle way.

Scott Cawthon took to Twitter in order to share a photo that almost definitely says a Five Nights at Freddy's movie is happening. He posted a photo that showed a Blumhouse Productions logo on a projection screen with a chair in the foreground that has the name Freddy on it. Again, not what one would call subtle. Not only is this tweet, on its own, very encouraging to those who want to see this
See full article at MovieWeb »

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Being Produced by Blumhouse

Nearly two years ago, it was announced that Warner Bros. picked up the rights to make a film based on the indie game sensation Five Nights at Freddy’s. The last we heard, the film was being directed by Gil Kenan… Continue Reading →

The post Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Being Produced by Blumhouse appeared first on Dread Central.
See full article at Dread Central »

‘Poltergeist’ Making-Of Featurette: On the Horrors of Suburbia

  • Indiewire
‘Poltergeist’ Making-Of Featurette: On the Horrors of Suburbia
“They’re here” — they, in this case, meaning the cast and crew of “Poltergeist,” that 1982 horror classic that forever changed the way moviegoers look at Native American burial grounds. Writer/producer Steven Spielberg, director Tobe Hooper and star Craig T. Nelson can all be seen discussing the horror classic in the below making-of featurette.

Read More: Review: Gil Kenan’s ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Starring Sam Rockwell & Rosemarie DeWitt

Also featured is producer Frank Marshall, who brings up the film’s seemingly mundane backdrop of a typical suburb. “We wanted our setting to be very normal,” he says, as a means of making the supernatural goings on more unsettling; Spielberg adds to this, positing that the humdrum suburban lifestyle “breeds a certain kind of individual.” This, of course, is meant to make the film hit closer to home.

Read More: Watch: 5-Minute Mashup Of The First And Final Frames From Horror Movies
See full article at Indiewire »

Why Scream: The TV Series is Worth Your Time

When it comes to genre television series as of late, there are a few shows that get more love than others. And since I finally caught up with the recent season two finale of Scream: The TV Series, I thought now would be the perfect time to tip my hat to this underrated series that not only wears its horror-loving heart so very clearly on its sleeve, but also keeps the mystery-fueled spirit of Wes Craven’s films alive and kicking, all while showcasing a lot of fantastic talent behind the camera as well.

And as much as I adore those first two factors, it’s that final part—the way Scream: The TV Series has utilized some incredible directorial talent—that has made me a staunch supporter of the show, as I’d argue that Scream may the best genre series that most fans have consistently overlooked ever since it debuted last summer.
See full article at DailyDead »

25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years




From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy
See full article at Den of Geek »

Karyn Kusama on ‘The Invitation,’ Finding The Right Location, Diversity in Casting, and More

Returning to her roots, Karyn Kusama‘s The Invitation is a dark and moody drama that deals with depression, loss, and more as we follow a dinner party that is just slightly off-kilter at the outset. Our eyes and ears, Will (Logan Marshall-Green), is supported by a strong cast, including Tammy Blanchard as his ex-wide Eden, Michiel Huisman as the mysterious and low-key new husband David, and Lindsay Burdge as the free-spirited Sadie.

I saw the film back during SXSW last March and with it now out on VOD and in limited release, I had the opportunity to talk with Kusama. We discussed some of my favorite aspects of the film, including the diverse cast, how she shot in one actual home and even set up offices there, giving us an unreliable narrator, and even a spoiler at the end that you can check out after seeing the film. It
See full article at The Film Stage »

Frontières: genre highlights at Bifff

  • ScreenDaily
Frontières: genre highlights at Bifff
‘Intelligent’ mosquitoes and slacker demons were lurking at the third European edition of the genre film market in Brussels.

Despite last week’s terror attacks in Brussels, the show went on at Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market for genre films at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

For its third European edition, the market curated one of its strongest selections to date, including Baskin director Can Evrenol’s Housewife. This time, Evrenol will focus on a woman who struggles with a traumatic family history and slowly loses her grip on reality.

Another stand-out was Amanda Kramer’s Drain You, adapted from her own novel of the same name.

Executive produced by Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan, producer Rebecca Rose Perkins described the project as an “Lgbt grunge horror” and “Blue Is The Warmest Colour meets It Follows”. Set in La, it follows a teenager who falls in lust with a sexy older girl and becomes ensnared
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

  • ScreenDaily
Frontières unveils Brussels line-up
Third European edition of genre co-production market to feature new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol [pictured] and Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe.Scroll down for full line-up

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its third European edition.

Taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff) from March 30-April 1, Frontières will showcase 20 projects from the likes of Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK.

A total of 20 projects were selected from a record number of submissions new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol, Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe, Go Down Death’s Aaron Schimberg and I Sell The Dead’s Glenn McQuaid.

Giles Daoust (Starry Eyes), Amy Darling (Violent), François Cognard (The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears) and Glass Eye Pix’s Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok are among the producers showcasing new projects in Brussels.

Frontières has also picked Amanda Kramer’s Drain You, executive
See full article at ScreenDaily »

[Reviews] - "Poltergeist " (Gil Kenan)

Click here to read our french "Poltergeist" movie review, directed by Gil Kenan with Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements.Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her....
See full article at OhMyGore »

Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015 by Tom Wood

By Tom Wood

This has been an exciting year in terms of movie productions - Jurassic World, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens; A year of movies that have felt the need to extend their titles further with colons and unnecessary sub titles.

Looking through the list of releases in 2015, I noticed a vast amount of Horror films to hit the big screen, and as a result, I have counted down the five of my favourites of 2015:

5. Poltergeist

From legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spiderman and Evil Dead) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) remake the Spielberg classic from 1982, about a family whose home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
See full article at MoreHorror »

28 videogame movie adaptations currently in development

Rob Leane Sep 20, 2016

From Assassin’s Creed to The Witcher, via Mass Effect, Minecraft and maybe more Warcraft...

Latest update: Uncharted delayed.

In the years since Den Of Geek first sprung into existence, we’ve consistently kept an eye on the videogames that have been touted for the big screen treatment. We’ve tried to list them all in a big article a few times before, and it feels like the time has come to pull a new version together.

If we haven’t heard anything about a certain videogame movie in two years or more, it seems safe to assume that it’s quietly been binned. That’s why you won’t find the likes of BioShock, Devil May Cry, Far Cry, Gears Of War, Halo, Heavy Rain and Rollercoaster Tycoon on this list. If we get proven wrong on any of those, we’ll update this article as more information comes to light.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Weekly News Roundup: Alfred delivers justice, Pip-Boy is now printable, and more

Press that pause button and stretch those fingers: it’s time to roundup the news that you might have missed from the world of gaming this week.

The Final Fantasy VII remake will feature a new combat system according to TechnoBuffalo. Director Tetsuya Nomura aimed to set worried minds at ease by stating, “We’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that. We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognizable.” It will be interesting to see just what those “dramatic changes” are and how they will affect gameplay. In the meantime, let the theories fly!

PC Gamer reported that those players lucky enough to have a working copy of Batman: Arkham Knights can now mod the game so that they can play as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce’s loyal butler and conscience. We’ve
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Five Night At Freddy's Movie Just Hired The Perfect Director

Inspiration for movies come from all areas nowadays. So, it.s little surprise that Warner Bros. turned to a cell phone app for their latest effort, and the studio is bringing Five Nights At Freddy.s to the big screen. In fact, moving full speed ahead with their cinematic version of the video game series, and it.s now been confirmed that Gil Kenan will direct the live-action adaptation.  Deadline was the first to report that Gil Kenan will oversee the movie version of the app, which was originally released back in August 2014 and almost immediately became an online sensation. Not only did Five Night At Freddy.s end its opening week as the top-selling game on Desura, but it soon became the subject of various Let.s Play videos on YouTube videos, too.  As well as directing, Monster House.s Gil Kenan is also set to write
See full article at Cinema Blend »

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ finds director in ‘Poltergeist’ remake helmer

After creating the remake of a famed classic horror film, this director will set his sights on the adaptation of a famed horror video game.

Gil Kenan, who just directed the Poltergeist remake, is set to direct the adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, according to Deadline. This comes a few months after Warner Bros. announced their intentions to make the project.

The plot of the video game centered around a security guard who is challenged to survive his or her shift by keeping an eye on the security cameras and using them to track the animatronic animals that come to life and roam the restaurant at night.

Kenan has directed two features besides Poltergeist (Monster House and City of Ember), but got some recognition when the horror remake made a decent amount at the box office. It doesn’t hurt that horror is hit or miss and this
See full article at SoundOnSight »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites