Epic jump scares head to the big screen this Spring.
Five Nights at Freddy’s has had an interesting and complicated history. Back in 2014, it started out as a simple horror game. The player works at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza as an overnight employee. You realise quite quickly that the animatronics have come to life and want to kill you. It’s a terrifying concept and one that has since grown into a huge franchise. Five Nights at Freddy’s has seven titles in the main series along with a few spin-offs. It even has its own series of novels.
What else could there be for the public to consume, you might ask? How about a movie?
Over on Reddit, the original creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon, wrote a post titled, “Bad news about the FNAF movie.” What you’ll find when reading the post is that it isn’t, in fact, bad news. The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is in development and is set for a Spring 2021 release.
A movie based on the series has been “in the works” in some capacity for quite a few years. In the Reddit post, Cawthon goes through a few of the screenplays that were written by him, other writers, big studios and more that just weren’t what he wanted for his characters and the universe he created.
A few of the memorable screenplays include:
- The “F” Screenplay: This involved a group of teenagers breaking into Freddy’s and they eventually discover a secret underground factory designing robots for the government.
- The “Pawn Shop” Screenplay: A kid watches a pawn shop. Freddy’s animatronics are among some of the items in the pawn shop.
- The “Misfit Kid”: A single mom and her son move to a new town and the kid stumbles into the restaurant.
Cawthon goes on to explain why each of these screenplays didn’t work. Then, at the very end, he describes the “Mike” Screenplay. Cawthon did not reveal any storyline information or otherwise about the screenplay. The movie that fans eventually see, however, will be the “Mike” Screenplay.
Way to slip that in right at the end there, Cawthon.
So the terrifying Five Nights at Freddy’s movie might quite some time away and we’ve got no real idea what it’s about just yet, but can we still look forward to it? Of course we can. And we will.