Jason Blum: Long Journey To ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’

by Thomas Tuna

Sometimes the wait is really worth it.

Five Nights at Freddy’s–the Blumhouse adaptation of the popular video game–will hit theaters Oct. 27, and producer Jason Blum recently said it took “many years of development” to reach this point.

Blum–during an interview with IGN–said game creator Scott Cawthon “had been working on the movie for a while many years ago, and it didn’t work out. Everyone said we could never get the movie done, but that always lights a fire under me to say, ‘I bet I can do this’.”

Blum added the film went through “many years of development. I’ve grown to know Scott very well over that time, and I think he’s a very creative person. We had to find a structure that would work for us to make this movie together.”

The creative team finally found it, Blum said, “and we finally made the movie. And I’m extremely proud of the movie we made together.”

The feature–directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay she wrote with Cawthon and Sett Cuddeback–follows Mike Schmidt (John Hutcherson), a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria who quickly finds out his job can be very dangerous. Seems that the building’s animatronic animals that are so cute during the day are something else entirely at night.

Hutcherson is joined in the cast by Matthew Lillard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Elizabeth Lail and Kat Conner Sterling.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Five Nights at Freddy’s.


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