Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Blumhouse Director

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Gets New Director

The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has now landed its third director. Blumhouse Productions confirmed that Emma Tammi, best known for directing The Wind, has signed on to direct the live-action movie. Production will begin in February 2023 with animatronics created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been through hell over the past few years. In 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures first announced that it had acquired the rights to Scott Cawthon’s popular indie horror franchise with plans to turn it into a movie. 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 movie rights. Chris Columbus, best known for directing the first two Harry Potter movies, had signed on as the 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 movie’s third director, with Blumhouse seeming confident about the decision. Production will finally begin in early 2023 as long as Tammi doesn’t exit the project too.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is somewhat 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 plenty of merchandising, Five Nights at Freddy’s became a multi-million dollar franchise.

It’s not surprising that Hollywood would eventually want to turn it into a movie. 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, it will turn out alright in the end.

Source: Jason Blum

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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