Last Updated on July 30, 2021
I love playing the addictive horror game FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S (or rather, I like watching other people play the game, because I'm a scaredy-baby). So I'm actually pretty excited for the upcoming feature film adaptation, especially since the idiosyncratic creator Scott Cawthon (who made the first few games pretty much completely by himself) is so heavily involved in the project, going as so far to delay the film to improve the script (which he wrote as well).
But it seems – despite all the delays – the project is still going strong, as producer Jason Blum stated in an interview with Fandom:
It’s super active, so I really feel like we have a very good shot at getting to see a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie…I feel like it’s really moving forward; it’s not stalled or anything else. It might seem that way because we have don’t have any announcements about it, but it’s not stalled. It’s moving rapidly forward. I don’t want to put a timeline on it, but soon we’ll get a movie. I really feel confident about that
It also seems director Chris Columbus (HOME ALONE, HARRY POTTER) is still attached to direct the film, which will presumably follow the plot of the games, which were about:
The fictional Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a pastiche of pizza restaurants such as Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place. The player is a nighttime security guard in the first three games, who must use several tools (such as checking security cameras) and survive animatronic characters which become mobile and homicidal after hours. The fourth game, which has different gameplay mechanics than its predecessors, takes place in the house of a child who must defend against nightmarish versions of the animatronics by closing doors and fleeing on foot. The fifth game is set in a maintenance facility owned by a sister company of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. The player character is a technician (instead of a night guard), who must complete different tasks each night as directed by an AI voice. In the sixth game (with gameplay similar to previous games), the player owns the pizzeria and must decorate it with payable items and work the night shift. The seventh game features a VR gameplay with the three original games, with the player discovering many secrets about the gameplay and facing a virtual character who attempts to leave into the real world. The upcoming eighth game will be featured in a modernized shopping mall.
So, what do you guys think? Fans of the FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S games? If so, how do you feel about the movie so far? Either way, sound off below!