Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Being Handled by Blumhouse, Chris Columbus

Fazbear Fright on the silver screen.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Like a rat-chewed animatronic shuffling through the halls of a cursed pizzeria, the Five Nights at Freddy's movie is alive and well even though it appeared to be dead for a year.

Turns out it was just sleeping. Earlier today, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon delivered news about the production, which is now being overseen by Blumhouse (Get Out, Paranormal Activity) and written, directed, and produced by Chris Columbus.

Columbus is an "Ehhhhh…?" choice; he inflicted Pixels on us a couple of years back, and the pain is still fresh. That said, Columbus also wrote 1984's Gremlins, and that series' spooky, self-depreciating brand of dark PG humor would fit a Five Nights at Freddy's movie perfectly.

Scott Cawthon is totally on-board with Blumhouse and Columbus. The Five Nights at Freddy's movie was initially in Warner Bros' hands, but Cawthon pulled the plug on the project about a year ago. "The reality is that last year the FNaF movie was met with several delays and roadblocks, some involving problems within the movie industry as a whole," he wrote on the Five Nights at Freddy's Steam community. "As a result, as of right now, the movie is back at square one."

Cawthon's most recent post about the movie is much more hopeful: "To have a director of this caliber on board, it was worth the wait!"

Hopefully a trailer will leap upon us sooner than later.

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  • Avatar for swamped #1 swamped 8 months ago
    I actually really respect Blumhouse as a production company, so I'm happy this project landed at their feet. They're pretty much the only production company going against the Hollywood bloat model, and they have millions to show for it. Horror is a genre I think really thrives under a low budget because it forces creativity.

    Although you're right that they're not all gems. The goal is profit, not necessarily a good film. So the question of quality is still up in the air. But M. Night Shyamalan actually started making good movies again under Blumhouse, so my hopes are high.

    Heard a really great interview with Jason Blum on the radio a while back. I think his production rules are fascinating.
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  • Avatar for UnskippableCutscene #2 UnskippableCutscene 8 months ago
    I actually long ago thought of Gremlins 2 when telling people what this movie is going to be like. Fans who want the 'deep lore' done without any sort of irony are going to be bitterly disappointed.

    I suspect the animatronics will talk, and be, well, 'edgy'. If Freddy has a Brooklyn accent and says "OKAY YOU GUYS, GIT DAT [bleeep]ING NIGHT GUARD" I am going to be totally unsurprised. Because, really, that's the FNAF movie that sells to people who don't even play FNAF.
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  • Avatar for tigerdev12 #3 tigerdev12 2 months ago
    I have seems Withered Golden Freddy trying saved kid.
    but he saw that bad man try get hurt kid.
    he trying stopped him don't kill kid.
    Withered Golden Freddy knows.
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