Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Finally Begins Filming

We are well past “Five Nights” at this stage

The Five Nights at Freddy’s series has come a long way. Starting as the last gasp of a struggling game developer, Scott Cawthon, FNAF’s conceptualization is an interesting story. Cawthon took the complaints that the characters in his previous game, Chipper and Sons, looked unsettling and robotic and ran with it, clear past the horizon. Now the animatronic-based franchise is everywhere, having spread to novels, spin-off games, and even VR adaptations. Now, we’re getting word of a film adaptation. Here’s what we know about the Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie.

The Creator is Involved in the Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Most of our information comes from a post by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. The current team includes Emma Tammi as director, who also directed 2018’s frontier horror film The Wind, Seth Cuddeback as a writer, and judging from some of Blum’s statements on the subject, the series creator Scott Cawthon is involved as well. 

The post also announced Jim Henson’s Creature Shop would be working with the animatronics, a definite boon for the film given their pedigree. 

There is no word on a release date yet, but the unnamed Five Nights at Freddy’s movie will start filming in February 2023, according to Jason Blum. Fans have been waiting for a film since it was originally announced back in 2015. We hope the final product will live up to their expectations. 

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a Survival Horror series with an emphasis on restricted player agency and resource management. 

The player-character is typically confined to a single room, forced to wait out the night with limited countermeasures to ward off the violent animatronics wandering the halls. There’s also expansive lore hidden beneath the surface, with an ongoing community effort to piece together the assorted clues in hopes of understanding the details of the setting.

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