The journey of Five Nights at Freddy’s from video game franchise to film has just taken an interesting turn. The survival horror multi-media property was initially scooped up back in early 2015 by Warner Bros., with the hopes of bringing it to the silver screen. Development eventually broke down between the studio and creator Scott Cawthon, with the rights slipping back to the latter. Cawthon announced back in January that he was still looking for the right partner in Hollywood to expand the mythos to film. It seems he has found that partner: Blumhouse.
While the nature of the collaboration has not yet been fully revealed, yesterday, Cawthon teased the coming project with the following tweet…
— Scott Cawthon (@real_scawthon) March 28, 2017
Assuming his desires for the proposed film remain intact, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie will not be an adaptation of a specific game or spin-off novel, but instead an original spin-off all to itself. His desire is to craft a new story set within the world he has created, one that will be canon and expand the existing mythos. It’s unclear at this time if Blumhouse will be making the project on their own, with the collaboration of another production outfit, or with the participation of a major studio. Regardless, I doubt Cawthon could have found a better home for his monstrous baby.
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