Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Eyeing a 2021 Production Start
Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon took to Reddit to announce a major update regarding Blumhouse’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular horror game, confirming that the long-in development project will begin filming in the Spring of 2021. In Cawthon’s post he also included brief descriptions of previous screenplays while also teasing the final script for the film, which he described as a good mix of all the best pieces from all the previous screenplays.
“All the right characters, all the right motivations, all the right stakes,” Cawthon teased about the chosen script. “It’s fun, it’s scary, and it has a great central story!”
Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter, The Witch) has been attached to helm the adaptation since 2018 and will also serve as the film’s producer alongside Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and the video game’s creator, Scott Cawthon.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s challenges players to survive for five nights as a security guard in a demented pizza entertainment restaurant where homicidal, possessed animatronics roam the halls in search of their next victims.
The first game in the series launched in August of 2014 and quickly became a sensation online, inspiring countless Let’s Play videos. A sequel was released in November of the same year, followed by third and fourth entries in 2015, a fifth game in 2016, and a sixth game in 2018. The series has played with non-linear and non-traditional storytelling throughout its continuity with the fourth game actually being the first in the timeline, the first game arriving in the middle of the continuity, and the most recent, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, being the final chapter (for now).
The underlying story of the franchise is very cryptic and hidden throughout the games, giving the upcoming film the opportunity to expand on and confirm the story details. Mini-games throughout the series have offered clues to the underlying story of what caused the animatronics of Freddy Fazbear and his friends to haunt the location, pointing toward a decade-