Updated: Nov 14, 2020
It’s been well, over 5 years since it was revealed that a Five Nights at Freddy's movie was happening at Blumhouse. The bitter sweet news is that Jason Blum says the film is still in active development, although admits the Blumhouse team "haven't quite figured it out" yet.
The video game to Movie adaption has been planned since 2015 but the movie has been met with several delays and roadblocks during its development. In February 2018, it was announced that Chris Columbus would direct and write the movie while also serving as a producer alongside Blum and Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon. However, the production hit another snag in November 2018 when Cawthon rejected the greenlit screenplay.
Blum elaborated further, saying,
"The story is the big challenge. You know, Five Nights at Freddy's should have been easier because there are books, there's a lot of lore and storytelling. For a video game, I think it has more storytelling than almost any other. But still, the story goes down so many rabbit holes. It goes down so many different directions. It's big. Choosing which part to tell the first time out of the gate — and how to tell it — has been tricky."
The original 2014 video game follows a group of animatronic robots terrorizing a security guard at a Chuck E Cheese-esque kid's restaurant called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. The video game series has since then released several titles, including a number of sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and even some bestselling novels.
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