A film adaptation of the hit horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s has been in the works since Warner Bros. acquired the rights back in 2015. After the studio pulled it from turnaround status a few months ago, we’ve been left waiting who will pick it up in order to bring it to the big screen. If the hints come true, it’s possible that the genre powerhouse Blumhouse may be doing just that.
Five Nights at Freddy’s game creator Scott Cawthon put out a cryptic tweet that included a picture of a chair with the name “Freddy” on it, in front of a film screen with the Blumhouse Production logo on it.
— Scott Cawthon (@real_scawthon) March 28, 2017
Though Blumhouse hasn’t confirmed the news yet, it would more than likely mean they would move ahead without Gil Kenan directing as WB had set up. With recent box, office juggernauts GET OUT and SPLIT, and the upcoming INSIDIOUS 4 and the requel of HALLOWEEN, they continue to prove that they’ve earned their corner of the movieverse. If they follow their usual formula, they’ll find a great pool of talent both in front of and behind the camera.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s game revolves around a pizzeria similar to Chuck E. Cheese where animatronic animals entertain the kids by day. The player fills the role of night security, where they monitor security cameras for hints of the animals coming to life and coming after them. The game has spawned four sequels with the latest incarnation, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location coming out in October 2016.
We’ll update you once we hear of confirmation that Blumhouse has picked up the film. In the meantime, we’re going to turn the lights off and relish in the jump scares that is that game series.
Are you excited about FNAF possibly moving to Blumhouse? Is the production company the right fit for the upcoming project?