Grand Prize winner of the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Tyler Burton Smith has been tabbed to co-write the Warner Bros. horror Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on the uber-popular app/PC game of the same name where animatronic characters come to life–to kill people, of course.
Tyler will be teaming with director Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember, Poltergeist). Roy
Lee (The Lego Movie), David Katzenberg (Gremlins, It), and Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie) producing.
After his animated comedy feature Henchmen was selected as a top-4 winner in the competition, Tyler found management and was hired on various writing assignments, including the action video games QuantumBreak, Sleeping Dogs, and Prototype 2. He’s currently repped by Chris Goble (Grandview) and WME.
Read Tyler’s Script Pipeline interview.