Five Nights at Freddy’s fans should feel hopeful after a recent tweet by Jason Blum, the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, stated that updates on the film adaptation are coming soon. Back in 2015 it was announced that the popular indie horror game franchise would be getting its own movie. Not long after, things went mostly silent and it was beginning to look like the film was to become one of many never to get its feet off the ground. But if Blum’s tweet is anything to go by, the FNAF film is still in the works and more news should be forthcoming in the near future.
Five Nights at Freddy’s, created by Scott Cawthon, follows a night time security guard who works at a Chuck E. Cheese-like pizzeria titled Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The security guard has to try to stay alive through the night (midnight to six a.m.) while attempting to hide from a collection of haunted and bloodthirsty animatronics. The game was a hit, leading to multiple sequels, books, and other merchandise. FNAF became popular enough to turn heads in the film industry, resulting in a deal for a movie adaptation.
The FNAF film is currently in the hands of Blumhouse Productions. The studio has been mostly silent about any plans or progress, until, that is, one fan asked Blum if any updates were coming. Blum responded via Twitter, promising that fans can expect news "very soon."
FNAF was not always at Blumhouse. Warner Bros. was the first studio to show any interest in the game, but after two years, the deal fell through. A tweet from Cawthon appeared to indicate that the adaptation was still in the works but would instead be going forward with Blumhouse. The collaboration sounded like an ideal fit since the studio has made a name for itself through a series of low-budget yet successful horror flicks. Some of their most recent and best-known works include, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and The Purge series.
Blum told fans news will be coming soon. But there is no indication as to what he considers soon to be. Since the only update given in the past year was Chris Columbus coming on as director, soon might still be some ways off. Although the tweet did not include any actual news, Blum does appear to be indicating that progress is being made. Hopefully the promised updates do come sooner rather than later, before fans of Five Nights at Freddy’s inevitably move on to something else.
Source: Jason Blum