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Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Film Planning 2021 Production Start

November 24, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is finally coming together, with production set to kick off next year. Scott Cawthon, the creator of the popular horror video game franchise, posted to Reddit to confirm that the game’s movie adaptation will begin production in the spring.

Cawthon ran through a series of screenplays that were written for the film and the various problems with them before describing the most recent draft, which is the final script, as “a good mix… it has the best pieces from all the previous screenplays… Not really any problems here. All the right characters, all the right motivations, all the right stakes…Yeah, we’re going with this one. It’s fun, it’s scary, and it has a great central story!”

The film will be directed by Chris Columbus, who will also produce alongside Cawthon and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Details on the script aren’t yet known.

Five Night’s at Freddy’has been a hit since it launched in 2014, with players taking on the role of security guard in a Chuck E’ Cheese-style pizza/arcade restaurant where homicidal, possessed animatronics roam the halls in search of their next victims.