Jason Blum has acknowledged that things are taking longer than he’d like, but promises the film of Five Nights At Freddy’s is still on the way.
Plans are still afoot for a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, promises Jason Blum, with the producer telling fans that plans for the film are still very much in motion. Considering Blumhouse’s knack for getting films made pretty efficiently, this one seems to have taken an age, with the animatronic toy horror premise having now popped up onscreen elsewhere, as we’ve seen in the Nicolas Cage-starring Willy’s Wonderland.
Despite some assuming that the film may have been cancelled, Blum took to Twitter to announce that “It really is still coming. I promise, guys.” Directors have come and gone, with Chris Columbus departing the project, and the game creator, Scott Cawthon also having script approval, meaning the entire process has been a bit less streamlined than Blum would have liked.
It really is still coming. I promise, guys.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) January 15, 2022
“It’s really tough to crack,” Jason Blum has said to Collider, about the project. “We’ve written multiple scripts, and we’ve got where we’re threading a needle, which is doing justice to Five Nights At Freddy’ s and making Scott happy. The only way that we would go about it is giving Scott … I don’t want to do something that Scott doesn’t like. Let me say that a different way. I don’t have the right to do anything Scott doesn’t like. Basically, Scott has kind of like the equivalent of ‘final cut’ and it’s taken longer than I hoped to get the right story”.
So there you go. The film is coming, but there seems to be no real update as to when. As we hear more, however, you can be assured that we’ll let you know.
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