The Five nights at Freddy’s the film has now landed its third director. Blumhouse Productions has confirmed that Emma Tammi, best known for directing The wind, signed on to direct the live-action film. Production will begin in February 2023 with animatronics created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
The Five nights at Freddy’s the film has been through hell for the past few years. In 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced for the first time that it has acquired the rights to Scott Cawthon’s popular indie horror franchise with the intention of making it into a movie. The monster house director Gil Kenan was originally attached to direct.
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In late 2017, Blumhouse Productions revealed that it was taking over the rights to the film. Chris Columbus, best known for directing the first two Harry Potter films, had signed on as a new director. After a long period of silence, it was revealed in 2021 that Columbus was no longer attached to the project.
It looks like Emma Tammi has finally been signed on as the film’s third director, with Blumhouse sounding confident about the decision. Production will eventually begin in early 2023 as long as Tammi does not leave the project as well.
Five nights at Freddy’s is something of a pop culture horror phenomenon that began in the mid-2010s as a series of indie video games created by Scott Cawthon. It quickly gained popularity with streamers and YouTubers such as Markiplier and MatPat. After several sequels, a VR game and a lot of merchandising, Five nights at Freddy’s became a multi-million dollar franchise.
It’s no surprise that Hollywood eventually wants to make a movie out of it. The success rate of game-to-movie adaptations is still dangerously low, so hopefully with the right talent behind the camera and an understanding of the series’ (very) deep lore, all will turn out well in the end.
Source: Jason Blum