The long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, initially announced in 2015, has finally unveiled its first teaser trailer. Universal has released a glimpse of the Blumhouse horror film, showcasing how the chilling animatronics from the popular survival horror video game will come to life on the big screen.
Based on Scott Cawthon’s video game franchise, which gained immense popularity since its first release in 2014, Five Nights at Freddy’s plunges players into the eerie Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant. The games require players to survive relentless attacks from menacing animatronic characters by monitoring the area using security cameras, lights, and doors. The newly revealed teaser showcases how these gameplay elements have been incorporated into the movie adaptation, featuring Josh Hutcherson as a hapless security guard.
Excitement initially surrounded the announcement of the film adaptation in 2015, but it faced numerous setbacks. After Warner Bros. acquired the rights, the project went silent for two years before Cawthon revealed it was starting over. However, in 2017, Jason Blum stepped in and announced that his Blumhouse production company would be taking on the project.
Universal recently announced the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie will premiere simultaneously on the streaming service Peacock and in theaters, following the day-and-date release strategy seen in other notable Blumhouse productions like Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
Directed by Emma Tammi, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie also features an ensemble cast including Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard. The film benefits from animatronic designs and technology by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Last Updated on May 17, 2023.