Let the mechanical mayhem begin.
The screen adaptation of the popular horror video game Five Nights at Freddy’s is finally getting off the ground and is heading toward an early 2023 production start, according to a report on Deadline.
Blumhouse Productions this week announced the film has signed Emma Tammi (The Wind) to sit in the director’s chair and to co-write the screenplay with game creator Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback.
The video game follows a night security guard as he starts work at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, but who quickly learns this is no ordinary gig–as the animatronic animals that are cute by day become something else entirely at night.
The Oscar and Emmy-winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is working with Blumhouse to bring the frightening creatures to life. Construction on the new animatronics reportedly has already begun.
Cawthon said the new director “has a great understanding of the franchise. I really felt she could craft something that would please the fan base and keep people on the edge of their seats.”
Blumhouse head Jason Blum said this adaptation “is more consistently asked about than any other film I’ve ever worked on, and I’m thrilled to confirm it’s finally happening. We’re committed to making Scott’s vision of the movie come to life. It will be worth the wait.”
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