Executive producer Jason Blum took to Twitter to confirm that production on Blumhouse’s long-in-development film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s has officially started in New Orleans. Blum also shared the first behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the upcoming horror thriller, which is currently under the working title of Bad Cupcake.
Based on the popular horror video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s is being directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay she co-wrote with game creator Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. The adaptation will star Matthew Lillard (Scream), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games films), and Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful).
The original Five Nights at Freddy’s game 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 series went on to garner multiple sequels and spin-offs.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has signed on to the project to help bring the video game’s horrifying robotic creatures to life. It will be produced by Cawthon and Blum, with Russell Binder serving as an executive producer. Before Tammi stepped up to the director’s chair, Home Alone director Chris Columbus was attached to helm the project.