The Film Adaptation Of Five Nights At Freddy's Has A New Director and A Filming Schedule
Blumhouse's long-awaited big-screen version of Five Nights at Freddy's has a new director and a tentative start date of early 2023.
Blumhouse is finally pushing forward with the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy's film. Jason Blum, the founder of Blumhouse Productions, confirmed the announcement on social media, announcing Emma Tammi as the film's new director. Tammi previously directed The Wind, a 2018 horror Western.
Blum also confirmed Jim Henson's Creature Shop's involvement, which is already in the works for the picture. Filming for Five Nights at Freddy's is planned to begin in February 2023. This is the first official word in months about the film version of Five Nights at Freddy's, which began development some years ago and has had a lot of setbacks.
The film rights to the popular horror game were bought by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2015, with Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writer Gil Kenan attached to the helm and FNAF creator Scott Cawthon engaged. By 2017, that version of the film had been abandoned, and the project had been transferred to Blumhouse.
Chris Columbus, the director of the Harry Potter films, signed up to make the picture in 2018 but eventually backed out for undisclosed reasons. Between 2017 and 2021, the script for the film was revised multiple times. Blum previously stated that the many delays were caused by his desire to honor Cawthon's vision. "It's quite difficult to crack," Blum stated.
"We've developed many screenplays and are now threading a needle that will do honor to Five Nights at Freddy's while still making Scott pleased... I don't want to do anything that Scott dislikes. I don't have the authority to do something Scott doesn't agree with. Basically, Scott has been the 'final cut,' and it's taken longer than I expected to get the perfect tale." The first Five Nights at Freddy's game, in which players struggle to live for five nights in a haunted pizza parlor inhabited by various lethal animatronics, was launched in 2014. Since then, the title has inspired a slew of sequels and tie-in media, including a novel trilogy.