FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Jason Blum Announces Adaptation Director And Production Date

Production on the animatronic adaptation is finally set to go ahead in early 2023.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · October 6, 2022, 6:37 AM EDT

Good news, Fazbear Fans – after many years of waiting, it seems like the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is closer than ever before.

Blumhouse's Jason Blum confirmed yesterday on Twitter that the game adaptation is set to start filming in February 2023, with Emma Tammi (The Wind, Into the Dark) directing. Franchise creator Scott Cawthon will of course also have a hand in the film’s development, in a writing and production capacity. Seth Cuddeback (Death Range) also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Tammi and Cawthorn.

Blum also revealed that the murderous animatronics (Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy in the first game) will come to life thanks to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the company behind The Dark Crystal and Labryinth.

According to Deadline, Tammi had this to say about her new venture:

“Stepping into the rich, terrifying world of Freddy’s alongside Scott Cawthon, Blumhouse and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is beyond thrilling. I cannot wait for audiences to immerse themselves in the wild and wonderful playground we are creating"

Since 2014, Five Nights at Freddy’s has grown from an indie point-and-click survival game into a media-spanning franchise, with multiple sequels for various consoles, to novels, comic books and now finally an official film adaptation.

The first Five Nights at Freddy’s game sees the player take on the role of a night watchman tasked with guarding Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a Chuck-E-Cheese style family restaurant. Over the course of five nights, the player must defend themselves against the roaming killer animatronics using a security camera system and two doors. The game was praised for its simplicity and use of atmospheric tension, and quickly gathered a loyal fandom.

In 2015, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Warner Bros. had picked up the rights to the Freddy’s universe, but due to ‘delays and roadblocks’, the project never came to fruition. Two years later, it was confirmed that Blumhouse had taken over from Warner Bros. Various updates and potential release dates for Freddy's were revealed, then scrapped, over the next few years. Hopefully the project doesn't hit any more roadblocks and we'll finally get see the brutal bear on our screens next year.

No more is known about Five Nights at Freddy's for now, but keep your eyes peeled (and firmly on the door) for more information...