It’s been revealed that a Five Night’s At Freddy’s movie is going to start production in 2021 by the video game’s creator, Scott Cawthon. He revealed this in a recent post on Reddit, which I’m going to admit, is a bit confusing.
The Five Night’s At Freddy’s game become something of a global phenomenon overnight. It became one of the most popular video games for YouTubers to play and stream on Twitch. People just couldn’t get enough of the game.
There’s since been a whole load of sequels to the 2014 original and they’ve been trying to get a movie made ever since. However, Cawthon hasn’t proven to be all that easy to work with. He’s very much involved in the movie after it all fell through with Warner Bros. Pictures back in 2015.
Cawthon promised “to be involved with the movie from day one this time, and that’s something extremely important to me. I want this movie to be something that I’m excited for the fanbase to see.” He tweeted a picture of Blumhouse Productions, suggesting that the movie had found a new production company.
Blumhouse’s CEO, Jason Blum, then confirmed the news two months later. It was then announced in February 2018 that Chris Columbus would direct and write the film. In August 2018, Cawthon announced that the script’s first draft (involving the events of the first game) was completed and a second and third film were possible.
The Five Nights At Freddy’s movie is happening and starting production in 2021
Blum then revealed that the film was planned for a 2020 release, yet that was then delayed even further when Cawthon revealed that the film’s script had been scrapped. Then, two years of silence until June 2020 when Blum said it was still in active development. Blum then reiterated this in a second interview in November.
Now, on November 20th, 2020, Cawthon announced in a Reddit post that the movie would begin production in spring 2021. He also explained that there were many scrapped screenplays for this movie, and he gave them each a name. He revealed in the post on Reddit that they opted to go for the script he called “Mike”.
The scrapped scripts were called the following: F, Plushies Take Manhattan, Random Charlie, Silver Eyes, Pawn Shop, Cassidy, Misfit Kid, Ghost Trackers, Insane and then Mike.
He finished the entire post (which is super long!) by saying this of the “Mike” script for the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie: “Yeah, we’re going with this one. It’s fun, it’s scary, and it has a great central story!”
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