Blumhouse has released a new trailer for its upcoming live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie based on the series of popular indie games from Scott Cawthon. Unlike the first teaser trailer, the new official trailer offers more context to the story as it focuses on the night shift security guard of a restaurant, Mike Schmidt, who discovers that the abandoned pizza parlour is haunted by its creepy, possessed animatronics.
Similar to the stories of the games, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie features a security guard named Mike, played by Josh Hutcherson, who is hired to watch over an abandoned pizza parlour, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, during the night. The restaurant chain, owned by the mysterious William Afton (played by Scooby-Doo and Scream actor Matthew Lillard), seems to harbour some dark and disturbing secrets regarding its living animatronics that have seemingly been possessed by the souls of murdered children.
The official description of Five Nights at Freddy’s provided by Universal Pictures reads:
“Can you survive five nights? The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.”
The live-action adaptation will also star Elizabeth Lail (best known as Beck from Netflix’s You) as a police officer named Vanessa and Mary Stuart Masterson as an unnamed female villain. The animatronic suits were created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Five Nights at Freddy’s arrives in cinemas and the streaming service Peacock on 27 October 2023. Check out the brand new trailer below:
Source: Universal Pictures