Matthew Lillard (Scream, Twin Peaks) and Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games, The Disaster Artist) starred in undisclosed roles in Blumhouse Production’s film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy. Deadline was the first to report.
The film is based on the game series created by Scott Cawthon. It follows the story of a night watchman at a pizzeria called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Naturally, things go wrong. Blumhouse is the production company behind many popular horror movies, including Get Out, Insidious, and Halloween. The adaptation’s animatronics will be done by iconic Oscar-winning production company Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
“Step into the rich and terrifying world of Freddy alongside Scott Cawthon, Blumhouse and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is beyond thrilling,” said director Emma Tammi. “I can’t wait for audiences to immerse themselves in the wild and wonderful playground we are creating.”
The film is set to begin production in early 2023. In 2021, former director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) dropped the project after Hawthorn vetoed Columbus’ version of the script. Before that, the FNAF movie had been in development for a very long time, and part of the struggle to get it off the ground was getting the script right.
Movies adapting video games have increasingly become a safe bet in Hollywood. Last week, a feature film adaptation of Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Barbarian’s Hammerstone Studios became the latest in a year filled with similarly announced projects. The Last of Us TV show for HBO, the Super Mario Bros. and Peacock’s Twisted Metal are among many similar projects slated for release in 2023.
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