"Five Nights at Freddy's" is prepared to be played at Blumhouse. An adaptation of the well-known video game franchise, based in a Chuck E. Cheese-style children's eatery named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where the mechanical animals inside embark on a killing spree after closing time, will be helmed by Emma Tammi ("The Wind").
The script is being written by Tammi, Seth Cuddeback, and game designer Scott Cawthon. The movie will be made by Cawthon and Jason Blum via Blumhouse in collaboration with Striker Entertainment. Executive producer Russell Binder is credited.
The horrible, deadly children's mascots are being made by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The first day of shooting is set for February 2023.
" video game series, which debuted in 2014 for PC and consoles, immediately gained a devoted and creative following thanks in part to its novel take on survival horror gameplay. The game puts the player in charge of the night watchman, who must stay in their office and utilize a limited number of blurry security camera feeds and electronic door controls to follow the activities of the animals rather than navigating the restaurant or fending off ravaging animatronics. The player basically wins the game if they make it through five nights and a bonus night (by getting fired). The universe of the game and its macabre mythology were enlarged in subsequent sequels, and a plethora of tie-in books and other spin-offs helped to further enrich these worlds.
Originally planned for Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment in 2015, the movie ended up at Blumhouse.
In a statement, Cawthon praised the filmmaker, saying, "In speaking with Emma, I thought she had a tremendous knowledge of the property and genuinely believed that she could build something that would delight the fandom and keep people on the edge of their seats."
On Wednesday, Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum tweeted about Tammi's participation and the project's approval.
CAA, Atlas Artists, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum represent Tammi. Klein Morris Bernstein Trattner.
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