The “Five Nights At Freddy’s” series is one of the most popular point-and-click games ever. Originally developed by Scott Cawthon, the video game idea is all about surviving night shifts at a pizza joint. This is extremely problematic because a handful of runaway animatronic animals are preying on the night watchman.
The franchise, which now has eight parts, has also been expanded in the literary field by Scott Cawthon. Not only are there several book volumes, but also a graphic novel to discover, which is not part of the actual game canon.
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After a long period of development, “Five Nights At Freddy’s” will finally be released as a film and thus transferred to another medium. There have been plans for a film adaptation since 2015, a year after the release of the first game. Since 2017, the well-known horror film company Blumhouse (“Get Out”, “Halloween Ends” and many more) on board to produce the film adaptation of the survival horror game, but only now is it really moving forward:
It has now been announced who will direct “Five Nights At Freddy’s”: Emma Tammi. A name that has so far been relatively unknown, but already has a certain connotation. Tammi has not only directed a few episodes in the horror series “Into The Dark” in the past, but also made her feature film debut in 2018 with the horror western “With the Wind”.
According to the consensus of the major American trade magazines, Emma Tammi will co-write the screenplay for “Five Nights At Freddy’s” with Seth Cuddeback. Also involved in the writing process is Scott Cawthon, creator of the game and novel series, which should make fans happy. Blumhouse boss Jason Blum has reportedly made it his top priority to ensure Cawthon is completely satisfied with the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie.
Which leads to a point that fans of Five Nights At Freddy’s will also like: Blumhouse wants to do without CGI effects for the most part. Instead, the nasty creatures should be handmade and feel as real as possible. These are fully recreated from the games by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
As producer Jason Blum writes on Twitter, Filming is scheduled to begin in February 2023. One can therefore currently assume a theatrical release in early 2024.
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