Blumhouse and Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon have been developing a film adaptation of the games for quite a while now, with producer Jason Blum chronicling its long road to production, progress, and obstacles along the way. But the movie and its terrifying animatronics will finally come to life soon, based on Blum’s latest announcement.
Blum tweets today that not only will Five Nights at Freddy’s begin production early next year, in February 2023, but that The Wind director Emma Tammi is on board to helm the feature.
The producer also confirmed that Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is hard at work on the monstrous animatronics.
In other words, it’s finally happening!
A film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s has been trying to get off the ground since 2015, when Warner Bros. had acquired rights.
Per The Wrap, Cawthon, Tammi and Seth Cuddeback twrote the screenplay for Five Nights at Freddy’s. Blumhouse is producing the film in association with Striker Entertainment. Scott Cawthon and Jason Blum will produce the film. Russell Binder is an executive producer.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror video game series in which you must survive the titular five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza from the dangers of animatronic characters.
The wildly popular survival horror video game series sees players playing as a nighttime security guard slowly realizing his overnight job won’t be so easy with the characters spring to life. Players must use security cameras, lights, doors, and vents to evade the hostile animatronics. Five Nights at Freddy’s first launched in 2014 and has since amassed a minimum of eight games in the main series with multiple spinoff games. The potent jump scares and unsettling plot effectively catapulted the game into the zeitgeist and fans have been clamoring for a movie adaptation since.
Stay tuned for more details about production as we learn it.
#jimhensoncreatureshop is working on our animatronics
Emma Tammi is our director
Filming on #FNAF starts in February 2023. Boom.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) October 5, 2022